Category Archives: Konso

Konso – KARRAA KA KOSKORTA (The Squirrel and the partridge)

Written by: Dinote Kusia Shenkere          Edited by: Dr. Ongaye Oda Orkaydo Xattaa ki’ni ka, Karraa ka Koskorta ka qeedinee ki’ni ka akkamaa leya kara’e pishaa ikiyaa diissata ettanissa akkissaa’e olliny nyarin. Akoddituma, Karraa qootaa ilattayta kodday mallaa, … Continue reading

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Konso – ILQIMAYTA NAMA (The wise man)

Written by: Dinote Kusia Shenkere    Edited by: Dr. Ongaye Oda Orkaydo Iki’nee, xattaayye, piita takkayye, aappaa takka ilqimayta a kokkookaa ki’ni. Harmu’een ilqimayta ki’ni. Takkanne, Ilqimaytasi orrasi paleetayshupp oppa kalu’e kidayee, “Aana ka saa awwi dalay kelaayye innnayyaa aannaa qapa’e … Continue reading

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Konso – KAHARTA KA TALTEETA (The sheep and the she-goat)

Written by: Dinote Kusia Shenkere        Edited by: Dr. Ongaye Oda Orkaydo     Xattaayye, hellaa aappaa ka ahatan qapinee’e oli hemay ka ollin kallaanni. Tooleeyyee, Kaharta ka Talteetaa qapanee ki’ni. Oo kayteeyyee, takkaate, orran firumsannaa kidin ka jaqaa … Continue reading

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Konso – Innayya a Kaharta ka innayya a Qayranta (The lamb and the cub of the leopard)

Written by: Dinote Kusia Shenkere          Edited by Dr. Ongaye Oda Orkaydo Innayya a Kaharta ka Innayya a Qayranta’e ollin moottummi ka ollin kahanni. Umma toollaassu inupan. Urta takkaayye, a ollin kahanne nakayin kammaayye tikkaassupa kalin ka toollaassutil lelin. Innayya a … 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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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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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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Konso – BOOK

We are proud to present the first ever book in AfaXonso, The language of the Konso Ethnic group from South Ethiopia. Stories written by: Dinote Kusia Shenkere , edited by  Dr. Ongaye Oda,  Illustrated by Ela Boiman and Graphic design … Continue reading

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Konso – HARREETA KA KAALA (The donkey and the camel)

Written by: Dinote Kusia Shenkere          Edited by Dr. Ongaye Oda Orkaydo         Xattaa kiini ka pinaanaa ka ayee kalan. Pinaanaasini oppaayye kaala akataa kutti. Oo kayti takkaayye, waaqa iqeeday ka pinaanaasini piisa’e daassata qootiya paayyay. Hakaa isha … Continue reading

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