68. Nkima Uyo Waladantogagwa (Antogilwe) Ngoshi

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

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

Ng’waka gumo waliho ngosha na nke wakwe na bhana. Huna iza nzala nhale gete, bhusumilo wali kule. Nkima ung’wila ngoshi, “Jaga ugadukobhele ishiliwa.”

Huna ungosha uja lugendo, lwa kushimiza ji akagwisha. Intondo akifula, ntondo bhungi ushoka wenha shiliwa bhulya.
Lushiku lumo kwike kuhaya akakima, “Jashilaga ishiliwa ng’wana Kweji, shokaga hangi ukubhusumilo.” Aluwe alisiminza na nzala kwike mlugendo. Ulu washoka hakaya kang’wila, “Wenhaga shigehu.” Ntondo shokelaga, nose ungosha ucha. Ubhulagwa nzala na lugendo.

Kiswahili: Mwanamke Ambaye Alikuwa Hampendi (Anampenda) Mme Wake.

Mwaka mmoja alikuwepo mwanamume na mke wake na watoto wao. Basi ilitokea njaa kubwa kabisa, chakula kilipatikana mbali. Mwanamke akamwambia mme wake, “Nenda ukatutafutie chakula.”

Basi mme wake akaanza safari ya kutembea, jua likachwea. Kesho yake akapumzika.  Siku iliyofuata  alirudi akaleta chakula wakala. Siku moja tena  mke wake alisema, “Chakula kimekwisha mwana Kweji rudia tena.

Lakini mwanamume alikuwa anatembea na njaa tu safarini. Akirudi nyumbani anaambiwa umeleta kidogo, kesho rudia tena. Mwishowe mwanamume akafa kwa ajili ya njaa na safari.

English: A Woman Who Did Not love (She Loves Him) His Husband.

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