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Kikuyu Proverbs

Collected by:  African proverbs,Sayings and stories (visit to read proverbs explanation)   Rigita thi wega: ndwaheiruio ni aciari, ni ngombo uhetwo niciana ciaku You must treat the earth well. It was not given to you by your parents, it is loaned … 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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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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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 – 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 – Oltome o Enkitejo (The elephant and the Hare)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai)   Netii apa, netii kulo tomia. Neyoki aapuo erutore aarutu enaisho naya enkang’ enkaputi. Ore epuoito nejo matalang’ oreyiet enkitejo. Nejoki enkitejo obo le … Continue reading

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Maasai – Enkitejo o kulie ng’wesi (Hare and other animals)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Netii apa netii enkitejo oltome, olasurai, oloikuma olng’ojine neeta pooki emboo oonkishu osirkon tenebo. Niaku keiloikino pooki shoo. Neisho nabo olong’ enkitejo etii oltome … Continue reading

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Maasai – Ntemelua

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Netii apa, neisho entasat neiu enkerai, nedung’okini enkarna aajo Ntemelua. Neyieng’i olkiteng’ oitaikinyieki enkerai eilata. Neyier entasat ironkena neipang’ alo aramatisho neing’uaa eyiara. Neing’uaa … Continue reading

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Maasai –  Entito nayama olkurruk

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Netii apa, netii ele kurruk oyieu oleng’ entito naayam. Neisho nabo olong’ nedumunye neishop enkila narok, nepika masaa shaati nekuso peyie eji koltung’ani netil … Continue reading

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Maasai – Mbiti

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Netii apa, nepuo inkera aanya ilamuriak. Nera apa kuna toyie uni, are botorok o nabo kiti. Nejo kuna botorok. “Emaikeno sii intae inkonyek peyie … Continue reading

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