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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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Maasai – EOKO (OLE PERE)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai)   Oyie majo duo kalotu ena nabanji Eitu ajo yieyio kores o Makooi Namishiri ntaua sidain ole Ping’ua Namishiri ilotot enyori enkop Neimie oloing’oni … 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 – IRREPETA OOLKAMANIKI LOOLPURKO ERREP NOOLKIDEMI ONKULIE (praises for Ilkamaniki age-group)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai)     Enyor Emusunkui olodua Neisulaki enenkare – narok Eirragie Pareron tioriong’ Enoonkurman metudung’i Siriri nataa ilasho mankek Naigilie olmari ole Nesenke Laleyio ehoo, … 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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Otammari – Tɛmɔtɛ nɛ kuwaàtóntoǹku  (the chameleon and the dog)

Written by: Krepɛ̃ɛ̃ N’hɑ̃naba Kuwaàtóntoǹku  kuù do di kɛ́dí masémmà di kpáa miaka; ka bée nd́aa kù kaà yĩmu kà táfɔ̃̋ɔ̃̀ta kù yaàtàda ku’fommu sɔmmu, katenka yĩ́nka. Kuwaàtóntoǹku do yon kunáa kà tamɔ̀ta yom màtua m mà, dà ta’yamma. “Kuwaàtóntoǹku”  … Continue reading

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Maasai – OLNG’OJINE O ENKITENG’ (Hyena and cow)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai)   Netii apa neimin enkiteng’. Nepuo nkolong’i uni enkop etii ake ang’ata .Ore tenkolong’ e uni nelo olkeju aing’oru enkare naok. Neinepu olng’ojine nerany … Continue reading

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Nuer – Yak liaacni (The greedy hyena)

Collected and written by  Michael Thilyang Gatkek                                                                      … Continue reading

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Maasai – OSINKOLIO LOO NKITUAAK (Women song, 2)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai)   Parsae tadamu ena sile Esile nemelak nkishu Nemelak enkikuei natudung’uo Nemelak enkare naokoki Nemelak olumbuani atadoikio Enkerai oltung’ani nalak Chorus Hoyiayio ehoo, hoyiayio … Continue reading

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