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Nuer – Nhiär (The turtle)

Collected and written by  Michael Thilyang Gatkek                                                                      … Continue reading

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Maasai – NTOYIE ENKUNG’U (The girls of the knee)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Netii apa, netii ele payian. Ore nabo olong’ nenutayu enkitok enye. Ore ele payian, anaa empukunoto enye, naa keiba tenedol enkitok enye eton ayeng’iyeng’a. … Continue reading

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Otammari – OTÃMMARI KÓ IDIWÙA (food staple of the Otammari)

Written by: Krepɛ̃ɛ̃ N’hɑ̃naba     1. Ipuaka/ ipɔ́ɔni, taténtenta, dipɔɔwùã 2. Tiyoòti:      ↘ Yayomaàta  ↘ Yakpã́mmùa (yatãmma kũmaà)  ↘ Yakpã́mpĩ̀ã (yɛwã kṹmaà)   ↘ Yanɔ: Sinɔ̀sua, yɛyonnɔ̀, tinɔ̀pɛ́ɛti…   ↘ Yamariyɔ   ↘ Yɛkotɛ́nkò   ↘ Yayìɛba   … Continue reading

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Maasai – OLMORUO OTARA KEON TIORRONDO OYIARA (The greedy man who almost went hungry)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Netii apa, netii ele moruo, nelo nkang’itie. Nelo abaya eitipilitaa enkolong’. Nejo: “Koree nkajijik olporror lang’? Neutakini. Nejing’ duo enkaji natijing’a. Neinepu emoti natii … 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 – ENKOLONG’ NATOMONIRE ESIPOLIOI (The day a woman minded the loss of her oxen)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Netii apa, neiriamari nabo olong’ olpayian inkishu o esiankiki enye naa enarikorie, enoshi nesej eji enkaibartani araki esipolioi. Ore eirrita nkishu neponu ilmurran aare, … 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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Nuer – Gɔk kɛnɛ nyaŋ (The monkey and the crocodile)

Collected and written by  Michael Thilyang Gatkek                                                                      … 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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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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