Category Archives: Konso

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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Konso – DALASHOKERA

Written by: Dinote Kusia  Shenkere                Edited by: Dr. Ongaye Oda Orkaydo          Ahta takka innaa hitte ikka karittuppaayye chan. Kuyaata takkaayye, innaasene karitta ahtase karaa desaa ullupni ka kiine, “Aayye indalada!” Ahatasikka kiite’e innaayyo midaan xarinney atta’ … Continue reading

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Konso – Karratta ka Karmaa

Written By: Dr. Ongaye Oda Xatta kiini ka karratta ka karmaa ka ollin kalan. Ka ollin horeeta siksanni. Karmaa ka horeeta dawwe. Okkata a karratta ka innaa qapa ka dale. Ikka sakaaritteeta qape ka kalshe. Ka qapee, kiini ka jenjeela … Continue reading

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Konso – Moottadaa lakki

Written by: Dr. Ongaye Oda  Nama lakki ollin moottummi kiini xattaayye.  Ka haka parraa lekaa ollin moottumeen, ka parraa lekayaa moottumoositin ollin aaneen aanenee, ka, tikkaapa kaso ollin annii kiini ka ollin jaqaa ikni. Ka ollinniw firummi. Ka kuyya’ata takkaayyee, … Continue reading

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Konso- Kere’ewwaa lakki

Written by: Dr Ongaye Oda Xattaayye, ishoota nama lakki kiini ka ortura paata hanni. Ooto hannaneeyye takkanne karka la’ayyo’e shaxene kiini. Etee shaxeneeyye takka ata kideene kiini ka isee qoyroppopa fayede kelaayye qoyra tafe. Qoyrase a oppeela fayyennaanne fayyema kelaayye … Continue reading

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