Category Archives: African stories

Maasai – ILMAO LO OLNOOS (The twins of the drum)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Netii apa, netii ele payian oota nkituaak are. Naa olupi apa enkitok nabo neeta enkae inkera kumok. Nebik tenebo enkata naado. Naa keisinanuo apa … Continue reading

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Maasai – OLMURRANI O ENTURKULU (The warrior and the dove)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Netii apa nepuo ilmuram enjore. Nepuo aalau nkishu. Nerikito apa kulo murran ildiain imiet. Ore eshukunye niaku keya esumash. Neji ekeyieng’i oldia obo aanya. … Continue reading

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Nuer – Nyigol kɛnɛ kueidɛ (The vulture and his cow)

Collected and written by  Michael Thilyang Gatkek                                                                      … Continue reading

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Maasai – Esiankiki o enkukuu (The Young woman and an Ogre)

 Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Neti apa, netii ena siankiki natopolosari. Neutaa ele duo murrani olo apolosakino, neliki enkoitoi naaim. Nejoki: “Nchoo taa ake peyie eoro nkoitoi tadamayu tatene”. … Continue reading

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Nuer – Nhiär (The turtle)

Collected and written by  Michael Thilyang Gatkek                                                                      … Continue reading

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Maasai – NTOYIE ENKUNG’U (The girls of the knee)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Netii apa, netii ele payian. Ore nabo olong’ nenutayu enkitok enye. Ore ele payian, anaa empukunoto enye, naa keiba tenedol enkitok enye eton ayeng’iyeng’a. … Continue reading

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Maasai – OLMORUO OULU O EMINTILIS (The greedy old man and the sausage)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Netii apa, netii ele moruo. Nelo aparan enkang’ enkaputi. Ore peyie ebaya ang’ ejing’ enkaji enkaputani. Neinepu etii emintilisi enkima o kulie kiri nemetii … Continue reading

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Maasai – EMAYIAN (Blessing)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai)   Oo duo kitotoni, naai nchoo yiook kitoni, Naai Tenikinya endaa, iloinosa oloing’uaitie, metareto yiook, Naai Metareto ilpayiani enaisho, Naai Ilootooko o loing’uaitie, Naai … Continue reading

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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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