Category Archives: Tanzania

Maasai – ENKITEJO O ENKOLII (The Hare and the Antelope)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Netii apa, netii ena kitejo. Ore nabo olong’ eloolo tosero nedumu embae. Ore errinyo alo ang’ neinepu iltorrobo ooyieng’isho. Nejoki, “Lotorrobo kulo, enchooki enkiring’o … Continue reading

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Maasai – Oltome o Enkitejo (The elephant and the Hare)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai)   Netii apa, netii kulo tomia. Neyoki aapuo erutore aarutu enaisho naya enkang’ enkaputi. Ore epuoito nejo matalang’ oreyiet enkitejo. Nejoki enkitejo obo le … Continue reading

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Maasai – Enkitejo o kulie ng’wesi (Hare and other animals)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Netii apa netii enkitejo oltome, olasurai, oloikuma olng’ojine neeta pooki emboo oonkishu osirkon tenebo. Niaku keiloikino pooki shoo. Neisho nabo olong’ enkitejo etii oltome … Continue reading

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Maasai -OSINKOLIO LOONKITUAAK

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai)   Emuto kinyamal esupat Esupat nairi nkukurto Neiri nosarge o ne kule Etaekuo enkaji ang’ enaleng’ Etaekutuo kule neyeku olker Enkolong’ natumi nosim ai … Continue reading

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Maasai – ESUYIORE

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai)     Maiseyie osinkolio le teipa Maisisa iItiapukuro Eima entepesi narresho Naishayie iIkimula Chorus Hooe hooyioe hoe hoyioho hooyia Kainyioo sa naiting’ida koyiombo loolayiok … Continue reading

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Maasai – Ntemelua

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Netii apa, neisho entasat neiu enkerai, nedung’okini enkarna aajo Ntemelua. Neyieng’i olkiteng’ oitaikinyieki enkerai eilata. Neyier entasat ironkena neipang’ alo aramatisho neing’uaa eyiara. Neing’uaa … Continue reading

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Maasai – OSINKOLIO LOOLTORROBO

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai)   Kiti kiti, hooyie pae Ntoyie olparakuo le kishu, ehooyie pae heeho! Naaminyiaru manaanng’ entawuo tenkaina Neisulaki inentawuo botor neitu eikau Ng’oto kilelu miyagiyagu … Continue reading

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Maasai – A CHILDREN’S RHYME AND LULLABY

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai)     Eetuo nkishu ang’ olmong’i arroi (Eetuo ntariang’ olmeregeshi) Narum te lusie nemaipang’aki Tigirayu iyie monyit e yieyio Matara olmoruo otapashipasha Oota surutia … Continue reading

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Maasai –  Entito nayama olkurruk

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Netii apa, netii ele kurruk oyieu oleng’ entito naayam. Neisho nabo olong’ nedumunye neishop enkila narok, nepika masaa shaati nekuso peyie eji koltung’ani netil … Continue reading

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Maasai – Mbiti

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Netii apa, nepuo inkera aanya ilamuriak. Nera apa kuna toyie uni, are botorok o nabo kiti. Nejo kuna botorok. “Emaikeno sii intae inkonyek peyie … Continue reading

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