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Maasai – ENKIJUKA Ole Pere (Praise song of Ole Pere)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai)   Entasupa lomurran – Ipa (Others) Aikiyiololo toi ninye anaa aimikiyiololo Mikiyiolo iyie (Others) Mikiyiololo amu nanu oshi eji Ole Kores Ololong’ olgisoi oibung’a … Continue reading

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Hadza – Iyeye and the Butterfly’s medicine

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 |’ets’a dzua. Baheyamo pa’a nakwete. Akanabe ma Iyeyeya.  Bamiya pa’a nakwete, ‘ashapo sa manako, ‖a‖a‖a  … Continue reading

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Maasai – IRREPETA ESIANKIKI (Young women song)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai)   Etukusho olmoruo tiauluo Neyau enkushoto oltiren Akiti enkushoto olpayian lai Mirra ilmoru le nkima Amu iyie otiaaka oloo Namerae Ino irraga enkaji e … Continue reading

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Maasai – IRREPETA E SAETUAN

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai)   Nkuapi naamanya iltiyan lang’ Ino nkena mincho kilang’ Oyiayio hoo laleyio ehoyiaayio {chorus} Emanya ole kipuri owuasa Le ng’oto Nakae Ilmotioo Nemanya ilmeori … Continue reading

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Otammari – Tɛmɔtɛ, Kupìeku, nɛ̀ tɛbuɔtɛ (The sheep, goat and dog)

written by:  Krepɛ Nhãnaba       Kudɛ́tinnaàti tú, kɛ̀ kupùɔkù  wenni bɛtɔbɛ ciɛ. K’aà tú  opɔɔ̀ kuipíku, maku, mɛsaà  ɔ̃m bomu kɛ mɛyɛɛ̀ ḿbo baaka, tipíìti timɔɔ bíɛkɛ, dɛ̀ bona kɛ́ntù diwɛɛ, yoo  idieti  “ocienti kóti nɛ o’cicɛ”. Dɛkpɛɛ̀ … Continue reading

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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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