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Otammari – OTÃMMARI KÓ IDIWÙA (food staple of the Otammari)

Written by: Krepɛ̃ɛ̃ N’hɑ̃naba     1. Ipuaka/ ipɔ́ɔni, taténtenta, dipɔɔwùã 2. Tiyoòti:      ↘ Yayomaàta  ↘ Yakpã́mmùa (yatãmma kũmaà)  ↘ Yakpã́mpĩ̀ã (yɛwã kṹmaà)   ↘ Yanɔ: Sinɔ̀sua, yɛyonnɔ̀, tinɔ̀pɛ́ɛti…   ↘ Yamariyɔ   ↘ Yɛkotɛ́nkò   ↘ Yayìɛba   … Continue reading

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Maasai – OLMORUO OTARA KEON TIORRONDO OYIARA (The greedy man who almost went hungry)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Netii apa, netii ele moruo, nelo nkang’itie. Nelo abaya eitipilitaa enkolong’. Nejo: “Koree nkajijik olporror lang’? Neutakini. Nejing’ duo enkaji natijing’a. Neinepu emoti natii … Continue reading

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Maasai – ENKIJUKA Ole Pere (Praise song of Ole Pere)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai)   Entasupa lomurran – Ipa (Others) Aikiyiololo toi ninye anaa aimikiyiololo Mikiyiolo iyie (Others) Mikiyiololo amu nanu oshi eji Ole Kores Ololong’ olgisoi oibung’a … Continue reading

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Otammari – Tɛhòntɛ nɛ Dic̀ɛri (The rabbit and the frog)

Written by: Krepɛ̃ NHÃNABA      Tɛhòntɛ nɛ̀ dicɛ̀ri dɛɛ̀ do cɛ̃n dɛ tɔbɛ mufòmmù miɛ̃kɛ. Kɛ́bennɛ kɛ bo yà wèè tú Mpo kɛ́bantɛ taàkà.      Tɛhòntɛ tɛɛ̀ do cɛ̃n dicɛ̀ri, kɛ́ di senkuri sɔmm̀a; kɛ́ yí n di … Continue reading

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Hadza – Iyeye and the Butterfly’s medicine

Written by: Gudo  Mahiya  (G.G. Bala)  [for English translation see his book Hadza Stories & Songs] With special thanks to Mustafa Ahmed Elmi and Hagit Gefen |’ets’a dzua. Baheyamo pa’a nakwete. Akanabe ma Iyeyeya.  Bamiya pa’a nakwete, ‘ashapo sa manako, ‖a‖a‖a  … Continue reading

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Maasai – IRREPETA ESIANKIKI (Young women song)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai)   Etukusho olmoruo tiauluo Neyau enkushoto oltiren Akiti enkushoto olpayian lai Mirra ilmoru le nkima Amu iyie otiaaka oloo Namerae Ino irraga enkaji e … Continue reading

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Maasai – IRREPETA E SAETUAN

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai)   Nkuapi naamanya iltiyan lang’ Ino nkena mincho kilang’ Oyiayio hoo laleyio ehoyiaayio {chorus} Emanya ole kipuri owuasa Le ng’oto Nakae Ilmotioo Nemanya ilmeori … Continue reading

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Otammari – Tɛmɔtɛ, Kupìeku, nɛ̀ tɛbuɔtɛ (The sheep, goat and dog)

written by:  Krepɛ Nhãnaba       Kudɛ́tinnaàti tú, kɛ̀ kupùɔkù  wenni bɛtɔbɛ ciɛ. K’aà tú  opɔɔ̀ kuipíku, maku, mɛsaà  ɔ̃m bomu kɛ mɛyɛɛ̀ ḿbo baaka, tipíìti timɔɔ bíɛkɛ, dɛ̀ bona kɛ́ntù diwɛɛ, yoo  idieti  “ocienti kóti nɛ o’cicɛ”. Dɛkpɛɛ̀ … Continue reading

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Maasai – ENKOLONG’ NATOMONIRE ESIPOLIOI (The day a woman minded the loss of her oxen)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Netii apa, neiriamari nabo olong’ olpayian inkishu o esiankiki enye naa enarikorie, enoshi nesej eji enkaibartani araki esipolioi. Ore eirrita nkishu neponu ilmurran aare, … Continue reading

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Maasai – EOKO (OLE PERE)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai)   Oyie majo duo kalotu ena nabanji Eitu ajo yieyio kores o Makooi Namishiri ntaua sidain ole Ping’ua Namishiri ilotot enyori enkop Neimie oloing’oni … Continue reading

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