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Prose Selection
from Spoken Marshallese

Ij iọkwe ḷọk aelōñ eo aō. -
I remember with nostalgia my island. [Song] [SM8]

Ij iọkwe ḷọk aelōñ eo aō, ijo iar ḷotak ie,
Meḷan ko ie, im iiaḷ ko ie, im iaieo ko ie,
Ij jāmin ilọk jāne, bwe ijo jikū eṃool,
Im aō ḷāṃorōn in deo, eṃṃan ḷọk ñe inaaj mej ie.
I remember with nostalgia my island, the place where I was born,
The surroundings there, the paths there, and the comings and goings there,
I will never leave it, because it is my rightful place,
And my heritage forever, it is best that I die there.