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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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Sukuma – WIBHAKIZU (HOFU) BHUGENHAGA LUFU

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)   Ikale iyo oliho msumba umo witanagwa Kisho. Unsumba uyo olina bhumani (maarifa) noi. … 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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Konso – Eeppaa afur (Four fools)

Written by: Dinote Kusia Shenkere          Edited by Dr. Ongaye Oda Orkaydo   Xatta ki’ni ka eeppaa afur ka haasaa piddatta’e aanin. Ka xorma xorman anni ka nama minaa deyin. Namasi ikka ishootta’e kidaye: “Ayshupa ‘annittan?” Ikka kidine’e: “Haasaa piddatta’i.” Ikka … Continue reading

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Konso – Oraayta ka Karmaa (Hyena and Lion)

Written by: Dinote Kusia Shenkere          Edited by Dr. Ongaye Oda Orkaydo   Xatta kiini Oraayta ka Karmaa ka olli’i nyarin. Oraayta iki’nee’e: “Anaa akata paxaari.” Karmaa iki’nee’ew “Anaa akata paxaari.” Ka assi oli shiishni. A piisane ki’niyaanee ‘Ana pattaa paqaari’ … Continue reading

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Dagomba – Kpatiŋdariŋga Kpariba (The spider and the cricket)

Written by: Late  Philip Baako Adam Malshegu Editted by: Adam Carlos A. Special thanks to Mohammed-Muniru Cosmos     Yi mi binshegu din tahili ka kpatiŋdariŋga ti kuuikuui ka o ni kuui shem ŋɔ? To di daa  niŋla lala ka  niŋ … Continue reading

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Dagomba – Wɔhu min Buŋa (The donkey and the horse)

written by: Late Philip Baako Adam Malshegu Editted by: Adam Carlos A.          special thanks to Mohammed-Muniru Cosmos  N silinli yaa zɔri ka zɔri ŋɔ. Ka di daa niŋ lala ka niŋ lala. Ka wɔhu mini buŋa daa … Continue reading

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Sumali proverbs

Collected by: African Proverbs, Sayings and stories (visit to read proverbs explanations)   Guri ann hooyo lahayni aaa, lama degaan.   (A mother is the cornerstone of the family)

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Dagomba – Biɛhi domdom, Zuɣu chilachila, Puli bim bim   (Long legs, Big head and huge stomach)

written by: Late  Philip Baako Adam Malshegu Editted by: Adam Carlos A.             special thanks to Mohammed-Muniru Cosmos Dahinsheli ka nachimba ata daa yaa doli ni bɛ chaŋ mɔɣini n ti gbaɣiri tama di. Bɛ ni … Continue reading

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Turkana proverbs

Collected by: African Proverbs, Sayings and stories (visit to read proverbs explanations)     Emam itwaan emam akar epei    (No person is an island)

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