Nyanda Na Ng’waniki

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

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

Aho kale waliho nyanda umo na ng’waniki umo. Abhose aha bhali bhati na wikalo wa ng’hana. Lushiku lumo bhuja bhukashiga ha gagikulu, bhulomba jiliwa, bhazugilwe.

Ngikulu ng’wene ubhuja, “Hali mjile mpaga he lulu?” Bhuhaya, “Uise dudi na wikalo wa ng’hana uko dugashiga duhu.” Ngikulu uhaya, “Jagi uko numba iyoo!! Igupunaga, kwene ulu ng’ugashiga mgusanga jiiiho pye ijiliwa aliyo bhiya ugukalalwa nulu ki jingi hoi. Uying’we jiliwa duhu.

Ahenaho aliho mawe malabhu (almas) ulu giki ng’usola gikale ging’we gagukuja sabho na hangi mgwibhulagila. Bhagabhuka bhajile mpaga guko, bhikala shigu ningi hoi.

Lushiku lumo lyunsanga li munhu ung’waniki lyung’wia giki, dukabhanage nagwinhe mnyenda, uninhe amawe ayo alilabha. Ng’waniki uzunya usola. Aho wiza nu nyanda ung’wila giki, “Aliyo iliho mbeho noi nagwinhe nang’ho ung’wenda?” Nyanda ubhuja, ikale dali dudabhonaga imbeho ilelo ditaga ki? Hamo ubhebhe umanile nhaga nahene.

Bhagayujilya ijiliwa jumanushila duhu, bhahayimanila jashila guke. Aho bhamala ijiliwa bhubhuka bhajile uko gagikulu. Aho bhashiga ahagagikulu kubhawila, “Jagi uko mmanile ning’we, aliyo ijiliwa jing’we jabhizaga jamakoye koye. Bhumala kuzung’wa na bhuja sagala.

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