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Nuer – Ɛ ŋu rec thilɛ lɛp (Why fish have no tongue)

Collected and written by  Michael Thilyang Gatkek                                                                      … Continue reading

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Maasai – IRREPETA OOLKAMANIKI LOOLPURKO ERREP NOOLKIDEMI ONKULIE (praises for Ilkamaniki age-group)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai)     Enyor Emusunkui olodua Neisulaki enenkare – narok Eirragie Pareron tioriong’ Enoonkurman metudung’i Siriri nataa ilasho mankek Naigilie olmari ole Nesenke Laleyio ehoo, … Continue reading

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Maasai – OLE SAYIALEL OLMOTONYI LOOLMURRAN (Ole Sayialel and Eagle)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Ntii apa, netii kulo murran, nepuo enjore. Neari olmurrani obo oji Ole Sayialel metua. Ore peyie edol ilkulikae ajo etaa ninye etua nedumu osesen … Continue reading

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Maasai – OLNG’OJINE O ENKITENG’ (Hyena and cow)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai)   Netii apa neimin enkiteng’. Nepuo nkolong’i uni enkop etii ake ang’ata .Ore tenkolong’ e uni nelo olkeju aing’oru enkare naok. Neinepu olng’ojine nerany … Continue reading

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Maasai – OSINKOLIO LOO NKITUAAK (Women song, 2)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai)   Parsae tadamu ena sile Esile nemelak nkishu Nemelak enkikuei natudung’uo Nemelak enkare naokoki Nemelak olumbuani atadoikio Enkerai oltung’ani nalak Chorus Hoyiayio ehoo, hoyiayio … Continue reading

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Nuer – Yak kɛnɛ däman ni Kacik (The hyena and his brother donkey)

Collected and written by  Michael Thilyang Gatkek                                                                      … Continue reading

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Maasai – OSINKOLIO LOO NKITUAAK (Women song, 1)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai)   Aasai aomon papa lai le Nkai Aasai aomon Iituati oltareto Nchooki ntokitin kumok naomon Nchooki sialibi olcholo lematum Nikincho oloigari opiyaya lonkulak Le … Continue reading

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Maasai – ENTITO E TIYIOGO

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Netii apa ena tito sidai oleng’ niaku pooki ng’ae neya. Neisho ena tito neirriwaa olkilikuai ajo ore pooki ng’ae oyieu neya nelo metishila entito. … Continue reading

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Otjiherero – Otjimbaharere tjOmbandje nOmbungu (The Jackal and The Hyena)

Told by: Nathaniel Tuahuku                             Otjiherero translation by: Nathaniel K. Mbaeva With special thanks to Marlene Sullivan Winberg and Willemien le Roux (For English translation see the great book: The STORYTELLER, Folktales … Continue reading

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Maasai – ENKIPOLOSA (IIMATAPATO) – War song

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai)   Ajul ole Siamito olmeing’atie enkop ilonito Le enaloki e yieyio natii enkutoto Tonyoku larridaki lai enkaina ematua Tiaatua ilmirisho looltaikan likincho Abuaaki emutiy … Continue reading

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