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Nuer – Guak kɛnɛ Yak kɛ tuaar (The fox, the hyena and the honey)

Collected and written by  Michael Thilyang Gatkek                                                                      … Continue reading

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Maasai – IRREPETA E MOPOI (love song by Mopoi)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai)   Kaji kirrepieki ololtibili Meishoru enkolong’ olpurkel Mikirrepi te saa sita Nailiarie oladalu nkishu Nimikirrepi etadoyie enkolong’ Meya irrepeta oldalati Enkolong’ ake nalotu ene … Continue reading

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Maasai – ILMAO LO OLNOOS (The twins of the drum)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Netii apa, netii ele payian oota nkituaak are. Naa olupi apa enkitok nabo neeta enkae inkera kumok. Nebik tenebo enkata naado. Naa keisinanuo apa … Continue reading

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Maasai – OLMURRANI O ENTURKULU (The warrior and the dove)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Netii apa nepuo ilmuram enjore. Nepuo aalau nkishu. Nerikito apa kulo murran ildiain imiet. Ore eshukunye niaku keya esumash. Neji ekeyieng’i oldia obo aanya. … Continue reading

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Nuer – Nyigol kɛnɛ kueidɛ (The vulture and his cow)

Collected and written by  Michael Thilyang Gatkek                                                                      … Continue reading

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Maasai – Esiankiki o enkukuu (The Young woman and an Ogre)

 Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Neti apa, netii ena siankiki natopolosari. Neutaa ele duo murrani olo apolosakino, neliki enkoitoi naaim. Nejoki: “Nchoo taa ake peyie eoro nkoitoi tadamayu tatene”. … Continue reading

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Maasai – OLMORUO OULU O EMINTILIS (The greedy old man and the sausage)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Netii apa, netii ele moruo. Nelo aparan enkang’ enkaputi. Ore peyie ebaya ang’ ejing’ enkaji enkaputani. Neinepu etii emintilisi enkima o kulie kiri nemetii … Continue reading

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Maasai – EMAYIAN (Blessing)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai)   Oo duo kitotoni, naai nchoo yiook kitoni, Naai Tenikinya endaa, iloinosa oloing’uaitie, metareto yiook, Naai Metareto ilpayiani enaisho, Naai Ilootooko o loing’uaitie, Naai … Continue reading

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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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