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Maasai – ENTITO E TIYIOGO

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Netii apa ena tito sidai oleng’ niaku pooki ng’ae neya. Neisho ena tito neirriwaa olkilikuai ajo ore pooki ng’ae oyieu neya nelo metishila entito. … Continue reading

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Otjiherero – Otjimbaharere tjOmbandje nOmbungu (The Jackal and The Hyena)

Told by: Nathaniel Tuahuku                             Otjiherero translation by: Nathaniel K. Mbaeva With special thanks to Marlene Sullivan Winberg and Willemien le Roux (For English translation see the great book: The STORYTELLER, Folktales … Continue reading

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Maasai – ENKIPOLOSA (IIMATAPATO) – War song

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai)   Ajul ole Siamito olmeing’atie enkop ilonito Le enaloki e yieyio natii enkutoto Tonyoku larridaki lai enkaina ematua Tiaatua ilmirisho looltaikan likincho Abuaaki emutiy … Continue reading

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Nuer – Guɛk kɛnɛ pɛl pɛl (The frog and the Hare)

Collected and written by  Michael Thilyang Gatkek                                                                      … Continue reading

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Nuer – Lony (The lion)

Collected and written by  Michael Thilyang Gatkek                                                                      … Continue reading

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Maasai – ENKITEJO O ENKOLII (The Hare and the Antelope)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Netii apa, netii ena kitejo. Ore nabo olong’ eloolo tosero nedumu embae. Ore errinyo alo ang’ neinepu iltorrobo ooyieng’isho. Nejoki, “Lotorrobo kulo, enchooki enkiring’o … Continue reading

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Ju|’hoansi – N!’Hoanma Ha !Ka ‡Huie (The Boy and the Silver Coins)

Told by: Nxisae Magdeline Nxao                       Ju|’hoansi translation by Dahm |I!ae With special thanks to Marlene Sullivan Winberg and Willemien le Roux (For English translation see the great book: The STORYTELLER, Folktales from the Kalahari … 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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Nuer – Luik Kuoth kɛ yak (The Hyena and the warning god)

Collected and written by  Michael Thilyang Gatkek                                                                      … Continue reading

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Nuer – Guak kɛnɛ Yak kɛ yiiw kɛ luth (The fox, the hyena, the spiky fish and the mud fish)

Collected and written by  Michael Thilyang Gatkek                                                                      … Continue reading

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