Tag Archives: Ethnic

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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Maasai – Ilgilat le Maasai (The Maasai Clans)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Eoro oshi Ilmaasai are, eatae odo-mong’i neetae orok-kiteng. Neisho kuna kishomin neitoki aaoro imiet. Naa kuna orot imiet oshi eimutua ilgilat le Maasai. Naa … Continue reading

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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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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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