Tag Archives: Ethnic

Nuer – Cäät mieth din diaal (The banquet of the birds)

Collected and written by  Michael Thilyang Gatkek                                                                      … Continue reading

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Konso – KARRAA KA KOSKORTA (The Squirrel and the partridge)

Written by: Dinote Kusia Shenkere          Edited by: Dr. Ongaye Oda Orkaydo Xattaa ki’ni ka, Karraa ka Koskorta ka qeedinee ki’ni ka akkamaa leya kara’e pishaa ikiyaa diissata ettanissa akkissaa’e olliny nyarin. Akoddituma, Karraa qootaa ilattayta kodday mallaa, … 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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Konso – ILQIMAYTA NAMA (The wise man)

Written by: Dinote Kusia Shenkere    Edited by: Dr. Ongaye Oda Orkaydo Iki’nee, xattaayye, piita takkayye, aappaa takka ilqimayta a kokkookaa ki’ni. Harmu’een ilqimayta ki’ni. Takkanne, Ilqimaytasi orrasi paleetayshupp oppa kalu’e kidayee, “Aana ka saa awwi dalay kelaayye innnayyaa aannaa qapa’e … Continue reading

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Konso – KAHARTA KA TALTEETA (The sheep and the she-goat)

Written by: Dinote Kusia Shenkere        Edited by: Dr. Ongaye Oda Orkaydo     Xattaayye, hellaa aappaa ka ahatan qapinee’e oli hemay ka ollin kallaanni. Tooleeyyee, Kaharta ka Talteetaa qapanee ki’ni. Oo kayteeyyee, takkaate, orran firumsannaa kidin ka jaqaa … 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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Sukuma – JIDALULAGA BHU NHUMBATI

Collected by: Don Sybertz,     Edited by: Fr. Zakaria Kashinje OSA With special thanks to Rev Joe Healey (African proverbs,Sayings and stories) Walaliho nkima akatolwa ha kaya imo, nina bhuko walatantogagwa, ulu jupya shiliwa bhumega kamo duhu. Huna ngikulu wahaya … Continue reading

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Sukuma – JIGANO: NGIKULU NA MAKELULE GAKWE

Collected by: Don Sybertz,      Edited by: Fr. Zakaria Kashinje OSA With special thanks to Rev Joe Healey (African proverbs,Sayings and stories) Kale ya kale waliho ngikulu umo, lina lyakwe witanagwa Yamikala. Aliyo wali nogi ntale no. Na wali … Continue reading

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Dagomba – Salim – Lɔha (riddles)

written by: Late Philip Baako Adam Malshegu Edited by: Adam Carlos A. special thanks to Mohammed-Muniru Cosmos 1/ Manni cheni ka di be n tooni ka be n nyaaŋa?   Labsibu:  Soli. 2/ Ntambe kokolako?   Labsibu: Kpiem ŋun dira ŋuni … Continue reading

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Dagomba – Kunduŋ mini Bulaa (the wolf and the goat)

Written by:  Philip Baako Adam Malshegu Editted by: Adam Carlos A. special thanks to Mohammed-Muniru Cosmos    Di daa niŋla lala ka niŋ lala. Ka di yaa be ka be. Ka kunduŋ daa yaa kuli mali Bulaa bihi n-ŋubira saha … Continue reading

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