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Sukuma – WILU BHO NG’WA MAYU (THE JEALOUS MOTHER)

Collected by: Don Sybertz, with special thanks to Rev Joe Healey (African Proverbs, Sayings and Stories). For English translation see Sukuma Legacy Olihoi mayu umo uyo alinabhana bhabhili, Bhonde na Shuma. Umu bhana bhanabho uShuma oli ng’wana okwe, alu Bhonde oli ng’wana … Continue reading

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Nuer – Dia̠ŋ Yiow (A girl called Diaŋ Yiow)

Collected and written by  Michael Thilyang Gatkek                                                                      … Continue reading

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Nuer – Tik Tɔ̠c kɛnɛ Nyan Yak (Two girls: Tik Tɔ̠c and Nyan Yak)

Collected and written by  Michael Thilyang Gatkek                                                                      … Continue reading

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Sukuma – MUNHU UYOAGAGULA BHASKELI (The new bicycle)

Collected by: Don Sybertz, with special thanks to Rev Joe Healey  (African Proverbs, Sayings and Stories). For English translation see Sukuma Legacy     Olihoi munhu umo uyoagasumba lugendo lo gujugula bhasikeli ng’widuka lya Nyanga. Aho oshiga ukunuko agagula Bhasikeli. … Continue reading

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Nuer – Gatguup (A man-beast called Gatguub)

Collected and written by  Michael Thilyang Gatkek                                                                      … Continue reading

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Sukuma – NTEMI NG’HWAYA (King NG’HWAYA)

Collected by: Don Sybertz, with special thanks to Rev Joe Healey  (African Proverbs, Sayings and Stories) For English translation see Sukuma Legacy     Olihoi Ntemi uyo agabhinha bhanhu bhakwe mitihani kugiki gubhapandika abho bhalinikujo (masala). Imitihani yiniyo yaliibhalolile abhang’wi noi bha … Continue reading

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Nuer – Duäny kɛnɛ cɔr (The lame and the blind)

Collected and written by  Michael Thilyang Gatkek       with special thanks to Fr Christian Carlassare and pastoral team of Holy Trinity Parish (Old Fangak)  (for English translation see their great book: Nuer Folktales, Proverbs and Riddles) Duäny kɛnɛ cɔr cakɛ ba̠ny rɛy dhɔar kɛn … Continue reading

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Nuer – Nyaluak kɛnɛ guec (Nyaluak and the giraffe)

Collected and written by  Michael Thilyang Gatkek                                                                      … Continue reading

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Hema Proverbs

Collected by:  African proverbs,Sayings and stories (visit to read proverbs explanation)     Ente etabani etwarra omwana gwayo haihi n’omuhanda A stupid cow leads her calf near the road

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Nuer – Dhɔl kɔa̠kni (The boy of the cracks)

Collected and written by  Michael Thilyang Gatkek          With special thanks to Fr Christian Carlassare and pastoral team of Holy Trinity Parish (Old Fangak)  (for English translation see their great book: Nuer Folktales, Proverbs and Riddles) Mëëdan tɛ kɛ dhɔl mi te̠e̠ cieŋdiɛn … Continue reading

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