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Nuer – Gaat Tutdɛɛl nyuurkɛ cɔ̠a̠a̠t ria̠a̠y (The children of Tutdel sat at the river side)

Collected and written by  Michael Thilyang Gatkek                                                                      … Continue reading

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Maasai – ENKOIPAPAAI AI – ASHERA OONYORRA (The two brothers who were friends)

 Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Netii apa, netii kuna ayiok are naag’ar menye. Naa kenyorra apa kuna ayiok imeor toki. Neyeu ng’otonye enkayioni nabo neeku enkaini e ng’otonye naing’orita. … 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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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 – 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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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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