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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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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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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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Maasai – ENKOIPAPAAI AI – ASHERA OONYORRA (The two brothers who were friends)

 Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Netii apa, netii kuna ayiok are naag’ar menye. Naa kenyorra apa kuna ayiok imeor toki. Neyeu ng’otonye enkayioni nabo neeku enkaini e ng’otonye naing’orita. … Continue reading

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Sukuma – MONGO NA MBULA (The river and the rain)

Collected by: Don Sybertz, with special thanks to Rev Joe Healey  (African Proverbs, Sayings and Stories) for English translation look at Sukuma Legacy   Aho kale umongo ni mbula jigihalalika. Umongo gugigimba na gundalaha umuna Mbula, na gung’wila, “Lolaga umo … Continue reading

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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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Maasai – EMAYIAN (Blessing)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai)   Oo duo kitotoni, naai nchoo yiook kitoni, Naai Tenikinya endaa, iloinosa oloing’uaitie, metareto yiook, Naai Metareto ilpayiani enaisho, Naai Ilootooko o loing’uaitie, Naai … 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 – Oltome o Enkitejo (The elephant and the Hare)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai)   Netii apa, netii kulo tomia. Neyoki aapuo erutore aarutu enaisho naya enkang’ enkaputi. Ore epuoito nejo matalang’ oreyiet enkitejo. Nejoki enkitejo obo le … Continue reading

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Maasai – Enkitejo o kulie ng’wesi (Hare and other animals)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Netii apa netii enkitejo oltome, olasurai, oloikuma olng’ojine neeta pooki emboo oonkishu osirkon tenebo. Niaku keiloikino pooki shoo. Neisho nabo olong’ enkitejo etii oltome … Continue reading

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