Łóó' Hashkéii Awéé (Indian Country Today)

 

Creators of the popular video "Baby Shark," whose "doo doo doo" song was played at the World Series in October and has been a viral hit with toddlers around the world, have released a Navajo version of the tune.

"Łóó' Hashkéii Awéé," which loosely means Navajo Baby Shark, is the 20th language version of Baby Shark, SmartStudy marketing manager Kevin Yoon said in an email. 

The project was launched after Navajo Nation Museum director Manuelito Wheeler reached out to SmartStudy in September about translating "Baby Shark" into Navajo. The museum previously had lobbied for Navajo versions of the movies "Star Wars" and "Finding Nemo" that were eventually made. 

"The Navajo Nation Museum has advised and helped us through the whole localization process, and the translated lyrics have been supervised by Navajo language experts," Yoon said.

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