Jidalulaga Bhu Nhumbati

Collected by: Don Sybertz,

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

Walaliho nkima akatolwa ha kaya imo, nina bhuko walatantogagwa, ulu jupya shiliwa bhumega kamo duhu. Huna ngikulu wahaya giki “Jitalulaga bhu nhumbati.” (Kiti itumbati) tukulya na ntondo, huna lulu unina bhuko ufunda shiliwa.

Ng’winga nang’hwe wingaho uja ku maji yakwe kujulala. Kakanza kadabhitile Ngikulu nang’hwe utenga shiliwa kihamo na bhana bhakwe bhandya gulya.

Nose ngoshi akamuja unke, “Bhebhe ng’wana mbati, wakondile shenishi bhuli, uli mhola ahene, nangi woyile ukulya, nulu ugusataga?” Nali mhola duhu.

Lushiku lumo bhuhaya tubhulage mbuli tulye wa nyama, ngoshi agakobha nzila ya kumana unke alikonda bhuli. Aho bhabisha ishiliwa wibhanda mu kaya umu ng’holo (how does this nelate to the buleng of the goat) alihaya giki, nanole unke wane ulu agalyaga chiza, bhumega kamo duhu, ujijiwa shiliwa, uhaya ngikulu “Jitalulaga bhu nhumbati, tukulya na ntondo.

Aho winga unke, bhutenga, huna lulu bhandya gulya gashinaga unyanda wibhandile mu ng’holo. Aho bhamala ugulya ukang’wila unke, ambu gashi udalyaga, nang’hwe unke unshokeja, nani waguwila, nabhonaga nene ng’wenekili iki nali nibhandile umu ng’holo aho winga ubhebhe bhiyo bhutenga bhandya gulya na bhana bhakwe. Unyanda ung’winjaho bhizugila ugina na gugina.

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