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Maasai – Olmurrani oota inkutukie are (The moran with two mouths)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Netii apa, netii ele murrani oota inkutukie are. Naa entim namanya. Naa sidai apa ele murrani enenking’asia. Neeta ilpapit, enkoriong’ ebaiki enchada. Ore nabo … Continue reading

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Maasai – Olarinkoi

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Eetae apa olorere oji Ilarinkon laa ninche apa ilopeny enkop naidurrakitia Ilmaasae peyie eilepu tendikir e Kerio. Ore ele orere neeta olaiguenani lenye leme … Continue reading

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Maasai – Ilgilat le Maasai (The Maasai Clans)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Eoro oshi Ilmaasai are, eatae odo-mong’i neetae orok-kiteng. Neisho kuna kishomin neitoki aaoro imiet. Naa kuna orot imiet oshi eimutua ilgilat le Maasai. Naa … Continue reading

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Maasai – Enelkununye oldia enkop (The fall of the Dog)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) ore apa oldia naa entoki kirotet oleng’ te Nkai. Nemeji naari oldia, ekeji apa Lenanu aitapashipash. Ore tenkaraki nanyika shumata o enkop niaku kelo … Continue reading

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Maasai – Nkishu oo nkituaak (The Women’s Cattle)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Ore apa ng’wesi entim naa nkishu oonkituak apa. Ore nabo olong’ neyieng’i enkiteng’ tadekenya, enoshi kata eton eirrag nkishu ontare. Neirrag ake dou nkishu … Continue reading

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Maasai – Eneimua enkiteng’ (The origin of cattle)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Ore apa tiapa nemeeta apa Ilmaasai nkishu. Ore nabo olong’, neipot Naiteru-kop Maasainta, aa ninye apa oltung’ani oiterie Naiteru-kop enkop, nejoki: “Maasinta lai, ayieu … Continue reading

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Maasai – Enkikurrukur o nkaitin (Thunder and the Gods)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Eetae apa nkaitin are: enkai narok o enkai nanyokie. Naa ore ena ai narok naa kebor, naa supat oleng’ nenyor iltung’ana. Kake ore enkai … Continue reading

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Maasai- OLTATUANI (The Giants)

written by: Andrew ole Nkong’oni Etii apa enkanasa sapuk oleng olmaasai. Neitobir ninche emanyatta sapuk nemany ilmareita kumok oleng. Neiriwaa ninche ilmurran lenye meshomo enjore. Nemayian iltasati kituak tenebo oloiboni leina manyatta ilmurran lenye nepuo ilmurran enjero. Ore eshomo nkoling’i … Continue reading

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Maasai Proverbs

Collected by:  African proverbs,Sayings and stories (visit to read proverbs explanation)   1.  Ainyoo pee iton enaa enkitok nayamishe?      Why do you behave like a woman whose son has just gotten married? 

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Luyia proverbs

Collected by:  African proverbs,Sayings and stories (visit to read proverbs explanation)   1. Akakhura keetsa inyungu ebuleka.     Beer that will spoil ferments unequally. 2. Imbwa inzifu yemanya.     A thieving dog knows itself. 

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