Category Archives: Kenya

Maasai – Olarinkoi

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Eetae apa olorere oji Ilarinkon laa ninche apa ilopeny enkop naidurrakitia Ilmaasae peyie eilepu tendikir e Kerio. Ore ele orere neeta olaiguenani lenye leme … Continue reading

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Maasai – Ilgilat le Maasai (The Maasai Clans)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Eoro oshi Ilmaasai are, eatae odo-mong’i neetae orok-kiteng. Neisho kuna kishomin neitoki aaoro imiet. Naa kuna orot imiet oshi eimutua ilgilat le Maasai. Naa … Continue reading

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Maasai – Enelkununye oldia enkop (The fall of the Dog)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) ore apa oldia naa entoki kirotet oleng’ te Nkai. Nemeji naari oldia, ekeji apa Lenanu aitapashipash. Ore tenkaraki nanyika shumata o enkop niaku kelo … Continue reading

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Maasai – Nkishu oo nkituaak (The Women’s Cattle)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Ore apa ng’wesi entim naa nkishu oonkituak apa. Ore nabo olong’ neyieng’i enkiteng’ tadekenya, enoshi kata eton eirrag nkishu ontare. Neirrag ake dou nkishu … Continue reading

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Maasai – Eneimua enkiteng’ (The origin of cattle)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Ore apa tiapa nemeeta apa Ilmaasai nkishu. Ore nabo olong’, neipot Naiteru-kop Maasainta, aa ninye apa oltung’ani oiterie Naiteru-kop enkop, nejoki: “Maasinta lai, ayieu … Continue reading

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Maasai – Enkikurrukur o nkaitin (Thunder and the Gods)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Eetae apa nkaitin are: enkai narok o enkai nanyokie. Naa ore ena ai narok naa kebor, naa supat oleng’ nenyor iltung’ana. Kake ore enkai … Continue reading

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Maasai – Enkolong’ o lapa (The Sun and the Moon)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Ore apa tiapa neyam enkolong’ olapa. Niaku keirukuruko anaake eituruk enkolong’ nesuj olapa. Naa keya nenauru olapa neyeng’iyeng’a nenap enkolong’ inkolong’i uni tolapa. Ore … Continue reading

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Maasai – Enkiterunoto ekeeya (The origin of Death)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai)   Ore apa tenkiterunoto nemeetae apa Keeya. Inji oshi eikununye keeya enkop. Eetae apa oltung’ani oji Leeyio laa ninye apa eiterie Naiteru-kop enkop. … Continue reading

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Maasai – Enkukuu tung’ani (The strange man)

Told by: Kaleku Family and Maika soit Written by: Miton Soit and Andrew ole Nkong’oni   Etii  apa  nejigu  enkukuu  tungani  nirag  enkaji. Nikilikwanishore  ng’oto enkera: “Kaji  ing’ua  naa kaji  iloito? Nejoki: “Intae  ake  airag  pee ekenyu  alo kulikae  oshon”. … Continue reading

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Turkana proverbs

Collected by: African Proverbs, Sayings and stories (visit to read proverbs explanations)     Emam itwaan emam akar epei    (No person is an island)

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