Tag Archives: Benin

Otamari – Difɔ̀nnì

Written by: Krepɛ̃ɛ̃ N’hɑ̃naba Kubotiʼ màku í kpa ikàa kuyie dɔ̀ɔ̀ kù. Ota᷈mmari kùa kó dikùnni díí tú: difɔ̀nni, a bo fuɔ̀m-ma, difɔ̀ndaà dà difɔ̀nniì  kɛ́  fɔ̀nna  a’bira, dɛɛ̀ bɛnkú a tú kùù boti, iwùa n tɛi miaka.  Yabie n … Continue reading

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Otammari – Bɛ́wɛtidoribɛ

 Written by: Krepɛ̃ɛ̃ N’hɑ̃naba Mufommu miɛkɛ iboti yɛ̆́mu ì’hɔnfɛ yɛɛní dɛ ì’naabakɛ  i’tɑ̃nnɛ. Biɛ̀ nh ɔ̃ɔ̃ dɔ̀ bɛ báni kuduo’kù, kɛ bɛtɔbɛ dɔ̀ bɛtú bɛbínyɛribɛ ntɛ bɛɛ tú bɛ yɛɛnní kɛtenkɛ ntɛ bɛwɛtidorbɛ kɛkɔ̀kɛ iwua ntɛi miɛkɛ kɛtenkɛ yĭ́nkɛ.   … Continue reading

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Otammari – Kumɑ́ɑ̀ku

Written by:  Krepɛ̃ɛ̃ B N’hãnaba Otɑ̃mmari, munúmmu, owɑ̃ri, odakoo bɑ́ kùù boti cɛ̃nkɛ. Iboti imɔɔ yi mɑ́ɑ̀ti mu dɛ nɛ́ yi nɑ̀ kɛbo wɛ̃nnɛ mɛmɑ́ɑ̀timɛ bɑ́ nɛ diyie mɔri.      Kutɑ̃mmamáɑ̀ku bonɑ̀ kɛ́nfiikw tɛćiɛ̃̀̀̀tɛ miɛkɛ yoo bɑ́ kɛ bɛ̀ dɔ́ … Continue reading

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Otammari – Fɛnɑɑfɛ fɛɛ  kú kɛfòò

Written by: Krepɛ̃ɛ̃ N’hɑ̃naba      Kupáticiaku kù, nnáá  nh Otɑ̃mmari nɔmɛ mmɛ kɛ ɔ̃  mmɔkɛ tɛhontɛ kɛ tɛ kuá kɛ tɛɛ kú kɛ́nfoo kɛbɛ wɛ̃ nkɛbo. K’oo tɛ dɔɔrinɛ o’yɛmmɛ dɔ́mɛ; fɛʼfiɛ  nho béke dii mɔnni. Fɛnaafɛ  bó  kúmɛ … Continue reading

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Fulani Proverbs

Collected by:  African proverbs,Sayings and stories (visit to read proverbs explanation)   1. Munyal deefan hayre.                        Patience can cook a stone. 

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Otammari- OPOWANTI (The bridegroom)

Written by: Krepɛ̃ɛ̃ N’HÃNABA and Ndaa Fidomɛnni (With permission of Krepee) Odapàà mmɔɔ̀ weè do dɔ́ onitipòkù, kɛ́ mɛnkɛ ò dɔ́ weti-weti, kɛ́ nhò mau-nɛ̀ yɛkã̀ã̀kɛ̀ sã́ã̀ kɔ̃mɛ kɛ̀ bɛ̀ tì kɔ̀ɔ̀. Kɛ̀ dɛ̀ nɛ́ mbo k’oni-ipòkù nákɛ́ o’dacɛ̃nni kɛ … Continue reading

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Otammari- DIPOPUO! (The Marriage)

Told by:  NTIKÃNTA  Wenyíkèè  (Traditional healer of Koussoucoingou Village) Written by: krepɛ̃ɛ̃ N’HÃNABA   Bambà kutenku ceetɛ kɛ̀ narkɛ k’oò niti dɔɔ̀ri ò dɔ́-mɛ. K’aà máá-nɛ onitipoku kɛ̀ dǐ pɛ́ɛnsìì dǐ’tɔbɛ kɛ̀ kuɔ di’naanti kɛ̀ deè à yɛmbɛ ɔ̃ɔ̃ nsɔ̃́ … Continue reading

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Otammari- TƐHÒNTƐ̀ NƐ KUDANTIKU (The rabbit and the bird)

Written by: krepɛ̃ɛ̃ N’HÃNABA   Tɛhontɛ  tɛ̀ɛ̀ dò yɛ̃ ntɛ yí yuoti kɛ̀ ciì. Kɛ́ máà-nɛ dantiku wèè munkɛ̀ yí yo. Kɛ̀ dɛ̀ɛ̀ fĩnɛ fĩn-nfĩ. Tɛhontɛ tɛ̀ɛ̀ do duɔ kupaku yɛtĩntĩrɛ yɛkuɔ kɛ́dontɛ mukũ̀ũ̀ kɛ̀ kũnnɛ kɛ̀ bo nsoo n … Continue reading

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Otammari- DINABA (The origin of the Otammari)

Told by :   NTIKÃNTA  Wenyíkèè  (Traditional healer of Koussoucoingou village) Written by: krepɛ̃ɛ̃ N’HÃNABA   Otãmmari omɔɔ kò dinaba tú kubentiekù. Ò dò kɛ̀n totí yɛyètɛ̀. K’oò sokpãrii túotɛ o’nɛ nɛnti kɛpĩ̀ kucɛ; kɛ́bátɛ̀ tɛkpããtɛ kɛ́ hompɛ. Bɛ dò bo … Continue reading

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