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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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Nuer – Nhiär (The turtle)

Collected and written by  Michael Thilyang Gatkek                                                                      … Continue reading

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Maasai – OLMORUO OULU O EMINTILIS (The greedy old man and the sausage)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Netii apa, netii ele moruo. Nelo aparan enkang’ enkaputi. Ore peyie ebaya ang’ ejing’ enkaji enkaputani. Neinepu etii emintilisi enkima o kulie kiri nemetii … Continue reading

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Maasai – OLMORUO OTARA KEON TIORRONDO OYIARA (The greedy man who almost went hungry)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Netii apa, netii ele moruo, nelo nkang’itie. Nelo abaya eitipilitaa enkolong’. Nejo: “Koree nkajijik olporror lang’? Neutakini. Nejing’ duo enkaji natijing’a. Neinepu emoti natii … Continue reading

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Otammari – Tɛhòntɛ nɛ Dic̀ɛri (The rabbit and the frog)

Written by: Krepɛ̃ NHÃNABA      Tɛhòntɛ nɛ̀ dicɛ̀ri dɛɛ̀ do cɛ̃n dɛ tɔbɛ mufòmmù miɛ̃kɛ. Kɛ́bennɛ kɛ bo yà wèè tú Mpo kɛ́bantɛ taàkà.      Tɛhòntɛ tɛɛ̀ do cɛ̃n dicɛ̀ri, kɛ́ di senkuri sɔmm̀a; kɛ́ yí n di … Continue reading

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Hadza – Iyeye and the Butterfly’s medicine

Written by: Gudo  Mahiya  (G.G. Bala)  [for English translation see his book Hadza Stories & Songs] With special thanks to Mustafa Ahmed Elmi and Hagit Gefen |’ets’a dzua. Baheyamo pa’a nakwete. Akanabe ma Iyeyeya.  Bamiya pa’a nakwete, ‘ashapo sa manako, ‖a‖a‖a  … Continue reading

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Maasai – IRREPETA ESIANKIKI (Young women song)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai)   Etukusho olmoruo tiauluo Neyau enkushoto oltiren Akiti enkushoto olpayian lai Mirra ilmoru le nkima Amu iyie otiaaka oloo Namerae Ino irraga enkaji e … Continue reading

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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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Nuer – Ɛ ŋu rec thilɛ lɛp (Why fish have no tongue)

Collected and written by  Michael Thilyang Gatkek                                                                      … 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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