Category Archives: African stories

Sukuma – JIGANO: NGIKULU NA MAKELULE GAKWE

Collected by: Don Sybertz,      Edited by: Fr. Zakaria Kashinje OSA With special thanks to Rev Joe Healey (African proverbs,Sayings and stories) Kale ya kale waliho ngikulu umo, lina lyakwe witanagwa Yamikala. Aliyo wali nogi ntale no. Na wali … Continue reading

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Sukuma – MAYU NJOMBA NA NG’WANOKWE

Collected by: Don Sybertz,   Scanned by: Cephas Yao Agbemenu     Edited by: Fr. Zakaria Kashinje OSA With special thanks to Rev Joe Healey (African proverbs,Sayings and stories)   Jaliho chalo jimo umo wikalaga munhu na nke okwe. Bhanhu bhingi bhagantogwa unke … Continue reading

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Konso -Ilattumaa a Teentoolayta (The Wisdom of a Rich Man)

Written by: Dinote Kusia Shenkere          Edited by Dr. Ongaye Oda Orkaydo   Xatta ki’ini ka aappaa tokka piita takkaayye kalaa ki’ni. Piitasi kere’ewwaa akata oppaa kala ka umma mankisteesi oppaayye namaa a nama tooytiniyo inco. Oore, kere’ewwaasene akataa orra sarri. … Continue reading

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Sukuma – NTALE OSI NYERERE NA NZALA

  Collected by: Don Sybertz,   Scanned by: Cephas Yao Agbemenu     Edited by: Fr. Zakaria Kashinje OSA With special thanks to Rev Joe Healey (African proverbs,Sayings and stories) Ng´waka 1974 Itanzania igabhiza ni yanga lwa nzala. Bhanasi bhagayisaila iSelekari … Continue reading

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Sukuma – UKULIBHONA ILYAMPONOLA BAYEGA

Collected by: Don Sybertz,   Scanned by: Cephas Yao Agbemenu     Edited by: Fr. Zakaria Kashinje OSA With special thanks to Rev Joe Healey (African proverbs,Sayings and stories) Aho kale walaliho munhu umo uyo witanagwa Bayega. Agasamila ng’wipolu uko bhalibhatiho … Continue reading

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Konso – Eeppaa afur (Four fools)

Written by: Dinote Kusia Shenkere          Edited by Dr. Ongaye Oda Orkaydo   Xatta ki’ni ka eeppaa afur ka haasaa piddatta’e aanin. Ka xorma xorman anni ka nama minaa deyin. Namasi ikka ishootta’e kidaye: “Ayshupa ‘annittan?” Ikka kidine’e: “Haasaa piddatta’i.” Ikka … Continue reading

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Sukuma – NG´WANA NA NDEGE

  Collected by: Don Sybertz,       Edited by: Fr. Zakaria Kashinje OSA With special thanks to Rev Joe Healey (African proverbs,Sayings and stories) Lushiku lumo ng´wana oyelaga na bhabha okwe. Huna ung´wana ng´wenuyo ubhona ginhu ijo jililala ng´wigulwa. Umuja … Continue reading

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Konso – Oraayta ka Karmaa (Hyena and Lion)

Written by: Dinote Kusia Shenkere          Edited by Dr. Ongaye Oda Orkaydo   Xatta kiini Oraayta ka Karmaa ka olli’i nyarin. Oraayta iki’nee’e: “Anaa akata paxaari.” Karmaa iki’nee’ew “Anaa akata paxaari.” Ka assi oli shiishni. A piisane ki’niyaanee ‘Ana pattaa paqaari’ … Continue reading

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Konso – Kuta ka Harreeta (Dog and Donkey)

Written by: Dinote Kusia Shenkere          Edited by Dr. Ongaye Oda Orkaydo Xatta ki’ni ka, Kuta ka Harreeta ka tika la’ayyute kalanee ki’ni. Qootaa tooloose a kapaa kalan ishootta’e fayya’ damta daannin kinnin malla idoxni ka kuyyaa’ta takkaayye olturaa oorsadin ka … Continue reading

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Dagomba – Salim – Lɔha (riddles)

written by: Late Philip Baako Adam Malshegu Edited by: Adam Carlos A. special thanks to Mohammed-Muniru Cosmos 1/ Manni cheni ka di be n tooni ka be n nyaaŋa?   Labsibu:  Soli. 2/ Ntambe kokolako?   Labsibu: Kpiem ŋun dira ŋuni … Continue reading

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