Gubhingwa Na Ilumbuye.

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

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

Gubhingwa bhakageniha ng’wa mamiye kihamo nu ilumbuye. Bhakigasha shiku kenda. Bhuli lushiku bhakulyaga mbuli imo. Lushiku lwikumi bhulagwa nu mami wabho bhinhwa na makunza gabho kenda.

Aha bhabhuka mami wabho ubhawila giki, “Ulung’ushiminza mkusanga nzila ibhili, iyingi ya mashi, iyingi ya mine, aliyo fatagi ya mashi.”

Aha bhamala kuwilwa na b’ubhuka bhajile. Aha bhashika aha nzila maka, bhujibhona pye inzila gitumo bhawililagwa nu mami wabho, iyingi ya mine, iyingi ya mashi.

Gubhingwa ung’wila ilulmbuye giki, “Dufatage ya mashi,” ilumbuye uhaya, “Yaya dufadage ya mine.”

Bhagihalalija na kulekana. Gubhingwa akaja na ya mashi, ilumbuye ufata iya mine.

Bhushiminza bhalekanile bhuli ng’wene nzila yakwe. Aha bhasiminza siminza uilumbuye umanhya na Lishing’weng’we lya mitwe ibhili.

Lyumuja “ng’waniki bhebhe ulina nani?” nang’hwe uhaya “nali na Gubhingwa nsisone.” Lijing’weng’we lyung’wila , “Ng’witanage.” Ng’waniki wandya kung’witana nsisaye. “ Gubhingwa, Gubhingwa, nzu ulilole ili Gubhya mitwe ibhili, ili Gubhingwa.

Gubhingwa akiza na ndili jakwe. Lijing’weng’we lyung’wila Gubhingwa, nyanda bhebhe niponeja agiza agene, Gubhingwa akaponeja agadili, lyubhaleka abhoyi ugubhalya.

Aha lyabhaleka gubhingwa ung’wila ilumbuye, dubhitege inzila iyi ya mashi. Ilumbuye ulema hangi, bhulekana bhuli ng’wene nzila yakwe.

Aha bhaja ja ja ilumbuye; umanhya na Lijing’weng’we lya mitwe idatu, lijing’weng’we lyumuja, “ng’waniki, mulina nani?” Ung’waniki uhaya “duli na Gubhingwa nsisone”, lyung’wila “ng’witanage.” Ng’waniki ung’witana, “nsisaye, Gubhingwa, Gubhingwa, nzu ulilole ili Gubhingwa, ilya mitwe idatu, ili Gubhingwa.”

Gubhingwa agiza. Lijing’weng’we lyung’wila “nyanda niponeja agiza agene.” Unyanda uponeja lyukalya agadili, lyubhaleka abhoyi.

Gubhingwa ung’wila ilumbuye, dubhitage inzila iyi iya mashi. Ng’waniki ulema. Bhulekana hangi bhuli ng’wene nzila yakwe.

Giko kulwa bhulambu bho ilumbuye igajilanija giko mpaga ng’hanga ya kenda.

Lukangala lwi kumi umanhya na lya mitwe kumi. Lyumuja, “ng’waniki uli na nani?” Uhaya, ng’waniki, “duli na gubhingwa, “ng’witanage,” nang’hwe ung’witana, “Gubhingwa ii! Gubhingwa nzu ulilole ili Gubhingwa, lya mitwe ikumi ili Gubhingwa. Aha wiza ugubhingwa, lyung’wila “ponejaga gawiza gene,” Gubhingwa ugayiwa agadili.

Lijing’weng’we lyubhawila “namulye lulu.” Gubhingwa uzunya, “ugudulya aliyo dugaliwagwa ukunu mugwimbaga.” Gubhingwa uhaya giki, “nilindilagi nabheje ndono ya gubhinila.”

Gubhingwa ubheja ndono, ubhawila giki. “Lilimagi dandye ugubhina,” gubhingwa wandya gwimba lyimbo na gutula ndono, “ndi ndi ndi malumba.”

Ugubhingwa na ilumbuye bhubhinaga, ukunu bhalishogashoga jigongwanuma. Majing’weng’we agubhinaga na bhuyegi kunu alilimile kunguno ya bhuyegi bho gulya nyama.

Bhajing’weng’we bhahayimanila bhoya ugwiyigwa indono. Lijing’weng’we lya mitwe ikumi lyumuja, bhaja heyi.

Nabhumisha pye abhajing’weng’we. Bhugema gubhalondeja bhusanga nduhu.

Gubhingwa na ilumbuye bhupila uguliwa.

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