Category Archives: Ethiopia

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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Burji proverbs

Collected by: African Proverbs, Sayings and stories (visit to read proverbs explanations)   Yessera itta kkalli iharali.     (A good name is better than a nice scent)

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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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Anyuak Proverbs

Collected by:  African proverbs,Sayings and stories (visit to read proverbs explanation)     1.  Døø wøk adhienga teek.        The beer is difficult to strain. 

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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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Konso – LUKKALITTA KA ALLA’ITTA (The hen and the crow)

Written by: Dinote Kusia Shenkere      Edited by: Dr. Ongaye Oda Orkaydo Xattaayye, lukkalitta ka alla’ittaa ollin kalaa ki’ni ka pisaneeyye piita filfilli ka damta karaa faddanni.  Oo kayti kuyyanta takkaayye, alla’itta a damta faddanniyooyye, marfeetaa akkay ka qeeday … Continue reading

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Konso – ORAAYTA ISHO KA’ALTA (Hayena and fox)

Written by: Dinote Kusia Shenkere         Edited by: Dr. Ongaye Oda Orkaydo Xattaayye, Oraayta ka Ka’altaa ollin loallaa siksannee ki’ni. Taraa taraanne sikinne ki’ni. Oo kayti kuyya’ta takkaayye, awtaa taraa a Oraayta’ kayteeyye, okkatta a Ka’altakka dalay. … Continue reading

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