Wa Masala Atabhunagwa Nigo

Collected by: Don Sybertz, Scanned by: Cephas Yao Agbemenu

With special thanks to Rev Joe Healey (African proverbs,Sayings and stories)

Mu shiku ja kale waliho ngosha umo mu si ya Bhulima ya Ng`wanza. Mushiku ja ng`wa Ntemi Lunyalula, ngosha ng`wenuyo lina lyakwe witanagwa Matambo (kupela nhambo) Walabhahebhile bhose bhupeji, hangi wali nkali wabhulugu.

Basi wajaga alipela kubhanishi kujubhabhulaga. Ntemi walantogilwe no. Hangi ng’wenumo kaliho ka munhu kajishegena, kakushimizila madako. Nang’hwe walatogilwe kwesa isolo nu Ntemi hangi walantogilwe no iki wanungujaga.

Lushiku lumo Matambo wiza hikulu wamalaga kubhabhulaga bhanishi bhatandatu kubhulugu. Wandya lulu kwihaya bhupeji hali Ntemi na kundalahija Jishegena. Jishegena bhebhe utadulile kupela nulu hado nimo gwako kwigasha na kwesa isolo.

Basi huna lulu Jishegena ulema uhaya, “Bhebhe matambo nakukilile bhupeji, bhose abhali hikulu bhandya kunseka Jishegena. Huna lulu Jishegena upelana na uhaya tupele lulu ulu ukunishiga.

Tupelage ng’ombe. Jishegena upiga ng’ombe ibhili. Matambo ng`ombe inne. Huna lulu ngoma ubhahamila, chuu kako (kako lulu) Matambo winga haho na haho Wandya kupela.

Jishegena upela kuja ku magulu ga ng’wa Ntemi kunu aling’wila Matambo, “Bhebhe ulimpela ntemi bhuli, ulu bhose tukampela Ntemi akusaga na nani.” Basi bhanhu bhandya kuseka na kunyegela Jishegena iki Wampelelaga Ntemi. Ntemi nang’hwe ung’winha jishegena wanangwa na ng’ombe. Wa masala atabhunagwa nigo.

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