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Maasai – Enkolong’ o lapa (The Sun and the Moon)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Ore apa tiapa neyam enkolong’ olapa. Niaku keirukuruko anaake eituruk enkolong’ nesuj olapa. Naa keya nenauru olapa neyeng’iyeng’a nenap enkolong’ inkolong’i uni tolapa. Ore … Continue reading

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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 – JIDALULAGA BHU NHUMBATI

Collected by: Don Sybertz,     Edited by: Fr. Zakaria Kashinje OSA With special thanks to Rev Joe Healey (African proverbs,Sayings and stories) Walaliho nkima akatolwa ha kaya imo, nina bhuko walatantogagwa, ulu jupya shiliwa bhumega kamo duhu. Huna ngikulu wahaya … Continue reading

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Sukuma – JIGANO: NGIKULU NA MAKELULE GAKWE

Collected by: Don Sybertz,      Edited by: Fr. Zakaria Kashinje OSA With special thanks to Rev Joe Healey (African proverbs,Sayings and stories) Kale ya kale waliho ngikulu umo, lina lyakwe witanagwa Yamikala. Aliyo wali nogi ntale no. Na wali … Continue reading

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Sukuma – NTALE OSI NYERERE NA NZALA

  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) Ng´waka 1974 Itanzania igabhiza ni yanga lwa nzala. Bhanasi bhagayisaila iSelekari … Continue reading

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Sukuma – UKULIBHONA ILYAMPONOLA BAYEGA

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) Aho kale walaliho munhu umo uyo witanagwa Bayega. Agasamila ng’wipolu uko bhalibhatiho … Continue reading

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Sukuma – NG´WANA NA NDEGE

  Collected by: Don Sybertz,       Edited by: Fr. Zakaria Kashinje OSA With special thanks to Rev Joe Healey (African proverbs,Sayings and stories) Lushiku lumo ng´wana oyelaga na bhabha okwe. Huna ung´wana ng´wenuyo ubhona ginhu ijo jililala ng´wigulwa. Umuja … Continue reading

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Konso – Kuta ka Harreeta (Dog and Donkey)

Written by: Dinote Kusia Shenkere          Edited by Dr. Ongaye Oda Orkaydo Xatta ki’ni ka, Kuta ka Harreeta ka tika la’ayyute kalanee ki’ni. Qootaa tooloose a kapaa kalan ishootta’e fayya’ damta daannin kinnin malla idoxni ka kuyyaa’ta takkaayye olturaa oorsadin ka … Continue reading

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Dagomba – Salim – Lɔha (riddles)

written by: Late Philip Baako Adam Malshegu Edited by: Adam Carlos A. special thanks to Mohammed-Muniru Cosmos 1/ Manni cheni ka di be n tooni ka be n nyaaŋa?   Labsibu:  Soli. 2/ Ntambe kokolako?   Labsibu: Kpiem ŋun dira ŋuni … Continue reading

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Dagomba – Kunduŋ mini Bulaa (the wolf and the goat)

Written by:  Philip Baako Adam Malshegu Editted by: Adam Carlos A. special thanks to Mohammed-Muniru Cosmos    Di daa niŋla lala ka niŋ lala. Ka di yaa be ka be. Ka kunduŋ daa yaa kuli mali Bulaa bihi n-ŋubira saha … Continue reading

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