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Nuer – Gaat Tutdɛɛl nyuurkɛ cɔ̠a̠a̠t ria̠a̠y (The children of Tutdel sat at the river side)

Collected and written by  Michael Thilyang Gatkek                                                                      … Continue reading

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Nuer – Guɔ̠r (The Elephant)

Collected and written by  Michael Thilyang Gatkek                                                                      … Continue reading

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Nuer – Nyathuc (A girl called Nyathuc)

Collected and written by  Michael Thilyang Gatkek                                                                      … Continue reading

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Maasai – ENKOIPAPAAI AI – ASHERA OONYORRA (The two brothers who were friends)

 Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Netii apa, netii kuna ayiok are naag’ar menye. Naa kenyorra apa kuna ayiok imeor toki. Neyeu ng’otonye enkayioni nabo neeku enkaini e ng’otonye naing’orita. … Continue reading

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Nuer – Wadhaw (A man called Wadhaw)

Collected and written by  Michael Thilyang Gatkek                                                                      … Continue reading

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Maasai – OLMURRANI OSHOMO ENKOP ENKAI (The warrior who went to god’s country)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Netii apa, nepuo ilmurran enjore, nedung’o olmurrani enamuke nejo: “Lomurran entaanyuaki.” Nejoki ilkulikae: “Nchoo kianyu olesiadi.” Naa kejoki ake ilkulikae metaanyu nejokini: “Nchoo kianyu … Continue reading

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Sukuma – MONGO NA MBULA (The river and the rain)

Collected by: Don Sybertz, with special thanks to Rev Joe Healey  (African Proverbs, Sayings and Stories) for English translation look at Sukuma Legacy   Aho kale umongo ni mbula jigihalalika. Umongo gugigimba na gundalaha umuna Mbula, na gung’wila, “Lolaga umo … Continue reading

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Samburu – proverbs

With special thanks to LMAKIYA LESARGE , who wrote the interesting book PROVERBS OF THE SAMBURU (for English explanation and much more proverbs and stories – get the book ) 1. Nkong’u natejeyie ng’en The eye that has lived longer, … Continue reading

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Nuer – Guak kɛnɛ Yak kɛ tuaar (The fox, the hyena and the honey)

Collected and written by  Michael Thilyang Gatkek                                                                      … Continue reading

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Maasai – NKERA OLNG’ABOLI (The Children of the Fig tree)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Etii apa entasat nemeeta olmoruo nemeeta sii nkera. Ninye ake openy tenkaji enye. Nenya apa eliyio oleng’ nelau enias. Nejo nabo olong’, “Kadumunye taata … Continue reading

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