Category Archives: Tanzania

Hadza – Iyeye and the Butterfly’s medicine

Written by: Gudo  Mahiya  (G.G. Bala)  [for English translation see his book Hadza Stories & Songs] With special thanks to Mustafa Ahmed Elmi and Hagit Gefen |’ets’a dzua. Baheyamo pa’a nakwete. Akanabe ma Iyeyeya.  Bamiya pa’a nakwete, ‘ashapo sa manako, ‖a‖a‖a  … Continue reading

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Maasai – IRREPETA ESIANKIKI (Young women song)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai)   Etukusho olmoruo tiauluo Neyau enkushoto oltiren Akiti enkushoto olpayian lai Mirra ilmoru le nkima Amu iyie otiaaka oloo Namerae Ino irraga enkaji e … Continue reading

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Maasai – IRREPETA E SAETUAN

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai)   Nkuapi naamanya iltiyan lang’ Ino nkena mincho kilang’ Oyiayio hoo laleyio ehoyiaayio {chorus} Emanya ole kipuri owuasa Le ng’oto Nakae Ilmotioo Nemanya ilmeori … Continue reading

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Maasai – ENKOLONG’ NATOMONIRE ESIPOLIOI (The day a woman minded the loss of her oxen)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Netii apa, neiriamari nabo olong’ olpayian inkishu o esiankiki enye naa enarikorie, enoshi nesej eji enkaibartani araki esipolioi. Ore eirrita nkishu neponu ilmurran aare, … Continue reading

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Maasai – EOKO (OLE PERE)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai)   Oyie majo duo kalotu ena nabanji Eitu ajo yieyio kores o Makooi Namishiri ntaua sidain ole Ping’ua Namishiri ilotot enyori enkop Neimie oloing’oni … Continue reading

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Maasai – IRREPETA OOLKAMANIKI LOOLPURKO ERREP NOOLKIDEMI ONKULIE (praises for Ilkamaniki age-group)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai)     Enyor Emusunkui olodua Neisulaki enenkare – narok Eirragie Pareron tioriong’ Enoonkurman metudung’i Siriri nataa ilasho mankek Naigilie olmari ole Nesenke Laleyio ehoo, … Continue reading

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Maasai – OLE SAYIALEL OLMOTONYI LOOLMURRAN (Ole Sayialel and Eagle)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Ntii apa, netii kulo murran, nepuo enjore. Neari olmurrani obo oji Ole Sayialel metua. Ore peyie edol ilkulikae ajo etaa ninye etua nedumu osesen … Continue reading

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Maasai – OLNG’OJINE O ENKITENG’ (Hyena and cow)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai)   Netii apa neimin enkiteng’. Nepuo nkolong’i uni enkop etii ake ang’ata .Ore tenkolong’ e uni nelo olkeju aing’oru enkare naok. Neinepu olng’ojine nerany … Continue reading

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Maasai – OSINKOLIO LOO NKITUAAK (Women song, 2)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai)   Parsae tadamu ena sile Esile nemelak nkishu Nemelak enkikuei natudung’uo Nemelak enkare naokoki Nemelak olumbuani atadoikio Enkerai oltung’ani nalak Chorus Hoyiayio ehoo, hoyiayio … Continue reading

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Maasai – OSINKOLIO LOO NKITUAAK (Women song, 1)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai)   Aasai aomon papa lai le Nkai Aasai aomon Iituati oltareto Nchooki ntokitin kumok naomon Nchooki sialibi olcholo lematum Nikincho oloigari opiyaya lonkulak Le … Continue reading

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