We are starting to compile a list of free, online Garifuna Language Resources. This will include song lyrics and more.
Garifuna Religious Texts
Throughout history, religious texts have often been the first texts to be translated into local languages. This is true even in Garifuna it seems, as we have found The Gospel of John from 1897 translated to Garifuna through an online library resource – you can download it below.
This trend continues to the modern day! If you are a Jehovah’s Witness, or simply interested in more documents in Garifuna, then the Jehovah’s Witness entire website has also been translated into Garifuna.
Garifuna Song Lyrics
The Smithsonian has recorded three dedicated Garifuna albums from the 1950s to the 1980s in Honduras and Belize. You can download the comprehensive liner notes including history of songs, some lyrics and more below:
- Traditional Music of the Garifuna of Belize
- Dabuyabarugu: Inside the Temple – Sacred Music of the Garifuna of Belize
- The Black Caribs of Honduras
We have also added additional song lyrics acquired elsewhere to the following songs:
- Águyuha Nidúheñu – My People Have Moved On
- Naguya Nei (I am Moving On)
- Malate Isien (Worthless Love)
- Lafureidun Aburemei (The Lord’s Prayer)
Other Garifuna Language Resources
- A booklet all about Belize mangroves in English and Garifuna
- The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Garifuna
As we locate more resources we will add them to this page.