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    Default What do they sing at the beginning of "Circle of Life"?

    I am listening to Disney's Greatest Hits volume 1. It just occured to me I have no idea what they sing at the beginning of the song, what language is it? If I knew the language I could use babelfish to try and translate some of it.

    So, anyone know what the song translates into?
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    Sinple Google Search on "Circle of Life" Lyrics reveals...

    Nants ingonyama bagithi Baba [Here comes a lion, Father]
    Sithi uhm ingonyama [Oh yes, it's a lion]

    Nants ingonyama bagithi baba
    Sithi uhhmm ingonyama
    Ingonyama

    Siyo Nqoba [We're going to conquer]
    Ingonyama
    Ingonyama nengw' enamabala [A lion and a leopard come to this open place]

    [Chant repeats]

    From the day we arrive on the planet
    And blinking, step into the sun
    There's more to see than can ever be seen
    More to do than can ever be done
    There's far too much to take in here
    More to find than can ever be found
    But the sun rolling high
    Through the sapphire sky
    Keeps great and small on the endless round

    It's the Circle of Life
    And it moves us all
    Through despair and hope
    Through faith and love
    Till we find our place
    On the path unwinding
    In the Circle
    The Circle of Life

    It's the Circle of Life
    And it moves us all
    Through despair and hope
    Through faith and love
    Till we find our place
    On the path unwinding
    In the Circle
    The Circle of Life

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    hmm, pretty interesting... good post! thanx for the answer DizneyRox!
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    For some reason, I recall being told that it was Swahili. I could be wrong though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryBelle
    For some reason, I recall being told that it was Swahili. I could be wrong though.
    Another search says it is actually Zulu.

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    Default Hmmm

    What do you know? And Here I always thought it was...

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