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Maasai – Enkiterunoto ekeeya (The origin of Death)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai)   Ore apa tenkiterunoto nemeetae apa Keeya. Inji oshi eikununye keeya enkop. Eetae apa oltung’ani oji Leeyio laa ninye apa eiterie Naiteru-kop enkop. … Continue reading

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Sukuma – YANG’WA KABUNDI

Collected by: Don Sybertz,   Scanned by: Cephas Yao Agbemenu     Edited by: Fr. Zakaria Kashinje OSA With special thanks to Rev Joe Healey (African proverbs,Sayings and stories)   Yaliho ndimu imo ndoni yitanagwa Kabundi. Indimu yiniyo bhalibhitogilwe noi abhanhu. Indimu yiniyo … Continue reading

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Sukuma – WIKUMBWA BHUGABHULAGAGA

Collected by: Don Sybertz,   Scanned by: Cephas Yao Agbemenu     Edited by: Fr. Zakaria Kashinje OSA With special thanks to Rev Joe Healey (African proverbs,Sayings and stories) Oliho munhu umo, mu chalo jilebhe uyo otegaga  ndimu bho gutumila waya. Lushugu lumo … Continue reading

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Sukuma – MAYU NJOMBA NA NG’WANOKWE

Collected by: Don Sybertz,   Scanned by: Cephas Yao Agbemenu     Edited by: Fr. Zakaria Kashinje OSA With special thanks to Rev Joe Healey (African proverbs,Sayings and stories)   Jaliho chalo jimo umo wikalaga munhu na nke okwe. Bhanhu bhingi bhagantogwa unke … Continue reading

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Konso – Oraayta ka Karmaa (Hyena and Lion)

Written by: Dinote Kusia Shenkere          Edited by Dr. Ongaye Oda Orkaydo   Xatta kiini Oraayta ka Karmaa ka olli’i nyarin. Oraayta iki’nee’e: “Anaa akata paxaari.” Karmaa iki’nee’ew “Anaa akata paxaari.” Ka assi oli shiishni. A piisane ki’niyaanee ‘Ana pattaa paqaari’ … Continue reading

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Dagomba – Ninkurugu mini zipiligu (Why old men wear hats)

Written by: Late  Philip Baako Adam Malshegu       Edited by: Adam Carlos A. special thanks to: Mohammed-Muniru Cosmos Di  daa niŋla lala ka niŋlala. Ka ninkurugu mini zipiligu mali taba. Ka bɛ nangbankpeeni maa ti saɣi ni bɛ vama. … Continue reading

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Rundi – Sarufyisi na Sarukwavu (The hyena and the hare)

Told By NITEREKA Triphine (Gishiha Pri school)     Collected by: Tevel-Burundi    Cari igihe c’Inzara mu gihugu. Umusi umwe, agakwavu ko mwishamba n’Imfyisi biraganira, Agakwavu gati : “Urazi uri umugenzi kuva kera  ubu naho turi mu nzara, none rero reka tuje kurondera ico … Continue reading

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Gonja – ESOANAA (Poem)

Written by: Dramani Dari  (Winneba University) ESOANAA E so a naa ka baa tu Ka sulↄ m baatu Eso a tase Asheŋ chugblɛ nna na Emo e chↄ mo barkasa? Emo yɛ e pↄr mo barkasa so? Ede so amo … Continue reading

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Sukuma – KALAGU YA NKULUYE OLUNG`WANDO

 Collected by: Don Sybertz,   Scanned by: Cephas Yao Agbemenu   Edited by: Fr. Zakaria Kashinje OSA With special thanks to Rev Joe Healey (African proverbs,Sayings and stories) Likigela likanza limo unkuluye wa Lung’wando akanemba nkuluye mbiti kushisha nkuluye wa mbiti … Continue reading

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Sukuma – JIMALA BUPAMBO – DEDE

 Collected by: Don Sybertz,   Scanned by: Cephas Yao Agbemenu       Edited by: Fr. Zakaria Kashinje OSA With special thanks to Rev Joe Healey (African proverbs,Sayings and stories) Jimala bhupambo – Dede Pambo na Wilu – Dede Shingilima, shingilima … Continue reading

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