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Maasai – Olarinkoi

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Eetae apa olorere oji Ilarinkon laa ninche apa ilopeny enkop naidurrakitia Ilmaasae peyie eilepu tendikir e Kerio. Ore ele orere neeta olaiguenani lenye leme … 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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Konso – KARRO KA AHTAADI KOSKE (Karro and his wife Koske)

Written by: Dinote Kusia Shenkere        Edited by: Dr. Ongaye Oda Orkaydo Xattaayye, Karruk Koskee hemay ka ollin kallanee ki’ni. Karru dillaan qapu ma akka dillaa qapoo Koskil lelay. Oo unta piituppan desa paliteeyye ka pohiya kayteeyye, Koskik kollatta … 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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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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