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Nyanga Proverbs

Collected by:  African proverbs,Sayings and stories (visit website to read proverbs explanation)   Emuana uritanga, encano,w’arisa mu yakusianga mo’i kimua A child eats at his/her  parents, even if he/she has poured out the flour

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Nuer – Guɔ̠r (The Elephant)

Collected and written by  Michael Thilyang Gatkek                                                                      … Continue reading

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Samburu – proverbs

With special thanks to LMAKIYA LESARGE , who wrote the interesting book PROVERBS OF THE SAMBURU (for English explanation and much more proverbs and stories – get the book ) 1. Nkong’u natejeyie ng’en The eye that has lived longer, … Continue reading

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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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