Category Archives: Tanzania

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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Hadza – Tl’akwe Nakwiko ( The young girl)

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 dzu’a, yeta Hadzabe, ba’ala’usha. Hadzabe’e  ba’ala’oshana n‖ahehepe’e tsikipa’ona. Bahe’e’akwa tl’akwe  nakwiko ‘ichameyako … 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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Hadza – Minyagalu  (The big Giraffe)

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      Baheyamo  |’ets’a  yeta  akakanebe.  Hakamo  ‖a‖achana pa’a nakwete ‘ichame  n‖akafena.  Kwamo haka … 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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Sukuma – NTEGI WA DUNDO

Collected by: Don Sybertz,   Scanned by: Cephas Yao Agbemenu     Edited by: Fr. Zakaria Kashinje OSA With special thanks to Rev Joe Healey (African proverbs,Sayings and stories)   Waliho bhabha umo otegaga noni ulina na ng’wana okwe, ilina lwakwe witanagwa, Masemba. … 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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Sukuma – YANG’WA KABUNDI

Collected by: Don Sybertz,   Scanned by: Cephas Yao Agbemenu     Edited by: Fr. Zakaria Kashinje OSA With special thanks to Rev Joe Healey (African proverbs,Sayings and stories)   Yaliho ndimu imo ndoni yitanagwa Kabundi. Indimu yiniyo bhalibhitogilwe noi abhanhu. Indimu yiniyo … Continue reading

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Sukuma – UBHUHABHI BHULI BHONE?

Collected by: Don Sybertz,   Scanned by: Cephas Yao Agbemenu     Edited by: Fr. Zakaria Kashinje OSA With special thanks to Rev Joe Healey (African proverbs,Sayings and stories)   Aho kale oliho munhu umo uyo uli na bhana bhatandatu. Aliyo, oli nhabhi … Continue reading

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