Category Archives: Maasai

Maasai – ENKOIPAPAAI AI – ASHERA OONYORRA (The two brothers who were friends)

 Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Netii apa, netii kuna ayiok are naag’ar menye. Naa kenyorra apa kuna ayiok imeor toki. Neyeu ng’otonye enkayioni nabo neeku enkaini e ng’otonye naing’orita. … Continue reading

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Maasai – OLMURRANI OSHOMO ENKOP ENKAI (The warrior who went to god’s country)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Netii apa, nepuo ilmurran enjore, nedung’o olmurrani enamuke nejo: “Lomurran entaanyuaki.” Nejoki ilkulikae: “Nchoo kianyu olesiadi.” Naa kejoki ake ilkulikae metaanyu nejokini: “Nchoo kianyu … Continue reading

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Maasai – NKERA OLNG’ABOLI (The Children of the Fig tree)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Etii apa entasat nemeeta olmoruo nemeeta sii nkera. Ninye ake openy tenkaji enye. Nenya apa eliyio oleng’ nelau enias. Nejo nabo olong’, “Kadumunye taata … Continue reading

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Maasai – IRREPETA E MOPOI (love song by Mopoi)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai)   Kaji kirrepieki ololtibili Meishoru enkolong’ olpurkel Mikirrepi te saa sita Nailiarie oladalu nkishu Nimikirrepi etadoyie enkolong’ Meya irrepeta oldalati Enkolong’ ake nalotu ene … Continue reading

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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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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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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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