112. BHANIKI BHABHILI

Collected by: Don Sybertz,

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

Ahuli! Nyuli! Bhaliho bhaniki bhabhili abho bhali na makoye ya kugaiwa myenda ya guzwala. U ng’waniki uogwandya agaja kuli mami okwe gujulomba myenda.

Use aganzunilija uguja, aliyo agang’winha malagilo ga gub’itila nzila ya mashi. Aho oshika umunzila usanga jiganza ya bhanhu jilisha bho nduhu ugugubhoa umili. Aho oshika hoy ujigisha. Ijiganza junzunija. Junomba ajambilije. Ujambilija.

Aho amala wendelea na lugendo. Oganoga utung’wana na mitwe igwisugaga nzwili. Uigisha na guyambilija aho yamala gunomba wite chene. Agendelea na lugendo mpaga ugatung’wana na ndutu tulonhya ng’wana. Ujigisha na kujambilija ugonhya, huna wendelea na lugendo.

Aho oimala iyiniyo ashiga ukuli mamiye uyo wina kajile ka gubhulaga bhanhu. Aho onsanga agang’wila ilikoye lwakwe ya kupandika myenda. Aha ntondo yaho, umamiye agansinzila mbuli, uitula haliko. Unke o ng’wamiye aganhugula ung’waniki ng’winuyo giki, adizugema ugukundula inungu ya nyama.

Umamiye aho oshoka agamuja unke ulu okundulaga ung’waniki ng’wunuyo inungu ya nyama. Unke okwe agasha giki, adakundule. Umami okwe na ng’waniki ng’wunuyo aho bhaikundula inungu ya nyama kihamo, bhagabhona myenda mingi. Ung’waniki winhiwa imyenda iniyo.

Unke omamiye unhugula ung’waniki ng’unuyo giki adizulindila mpaga ntondo yaho unawinge, aliyo wingi nulushigu lunulo kugiki adizubhulagwa. Ung’waniki agashaka kaya alinamyenda yake ya kuguzwala.

Mke wa mjomba wake alipomwonya yule msichana kuwa asingoje hadi kesho ndipo aondoke, bali aondoke siku ileile ili asije akauawa. Msichana alirejea nyumbani akiwa na nguo zake za kuvaa.

Ung’wanike ukabhili akanumba use kugiki nanghwe aje kuli mami okwe. Ung’waniki uogwandya aganhugula higulwa ya kajile ka ng’wamami okwe. Nalulu, agiyangula guja.

Umunzila agasanga jiganza jigushaga, aliyo adazunije ugujambilija. Giko naho omanhya ni ndutu ijo jigonhyaga, adajambilijije. Naho oshika aha kaya ya mami okwe, adazunije ugulondeja iyo unke ong’wamami okwe onhugulaga.

Aho oshika umami okwe aganumela ilikoye lwakwe ilo lwanshishaga kunuko. Unke o ng’wamami okwe aganhugula giki adukundula inungu ya nyama iyo alazugilwe intondo yaho.

Nghana umami okwe agamulagila mbuli aha lushugu ulo lugalondela. Unke o ng’wa mami okwe, agaizuga, na ng’waniki ng’wunuyo agaja gujukundula inungu na usanga inyama idinapya.

Aho oshoka umamiye agamuja unke okwe ulu ng’wipwa okwe ng’wunuyo okundulaga inungu iniyo nulu yaya. Unke okwe agazunya giki ung’wipya okwe agakundula inungu iniyo.

Huna umami okwe ung’wila, “ogaiyagwa imyenda kulwa nguno okundula inungu iniyo.

Hanuma ya yiniyo, umami okwe umuja ulushigu lo gwenga. Ung’waniki uhaya giki, niwanga intondo yaho. Aliyo unke o ng’wa mami okwe aganshauri, winge ni likanza linilo. Aliyo ung’waniki ng’wunuyo adingile. Huna intondo yaho, ung’waniki ng’wunuyo agabhulagwa un mami okwe.

KISWAHILI: WASICHANA WAWILI

Paukwa! Pakawa! Palikuwepo na wasichana wawili waliokuwa na shida ya nguo za kuvaa. Msichana wa kwanza alikwenda kwa mjomba wake kuomba nguo.

Baba yake alimruhusu kwenda, lakini akampa masharti ya kupita njia ya mavi. Alipofika njiani akakuta viganja vikisaga bila ya kiwiliwili. Alipofika hapo akavisalimu. Viganja vikaitikia. Vikamuomba avisaidie. Akavisaidia.

Kisha akendelea na safari, halafu akavikuta vichwa vikisukana nywele, akavisalimia na akavisaidia baada ya kuombwa kufanya hivyo. Akaendelea na safari hadi alipokutana na matiti yananyonyesha mtoto. Akayasalimu na kuyasaidia kunyonyesha, kisha akaendelea na safari.

Alipofika kwa mjomba wake ambaye ana tabia ya kuua watu. Alipomkuta akamweleza shida yake ya kupata nguo. Kesho yake, mjomba wake akamchinjia mbuzi, akaiweka mekoni. Mke wa mjomba wake alimwonya yule msichana kwamba asijaribu kufunua chungu cha nyama.

Mjomba wake aliporudi alimwuliza mkewe kama yule msichana amefunua chungu cha nyama. Mke wake akamjibu kuwa hakufunua. Mjomba na yule msichana wakipofungua chungu cha nyama kwa pamoja, wakaona nguo nyingi.

Msichana akapewa nguo hizo. Mke wa mjomba wake akamuonya yule msichana kuwa asingoje hadi kesho ndipo aondoke, bali aondoke siku ileile ili asije akauawa. Msichana alirejea nyumbani akiwa na nguo zake za kuvaa.

Yule msichana wa pili alimuomba baba yake ili naye  aende kwa mjomba. Msichana wa kwanza alimuonya kuhusu tabia ya mjomba wake. Basi akaamua kwenda.

 Njiani alivikuta viganja vikisaga, lakini hakukubali kuvisaidia, vivyo hivyo alipoyakuta matiti yananyonyesha, hakukubali kuyasaidia. Na alipowasili nyumbani kwa mjomba wake, hakukubali kuzingatia yale ambayo mke wa mjomba alimuasa.

 Mjomba wake alipofika akamweleza shida iliyomfikisha huko. Mke wa mjomba wake alimuonya kutokifunua chungu cha nyama ambayo atapikiwa kesho yake. Kweli mjomba wake alimchinjia mbuzi siku ile iliyofuata. Mke wake akaipika, na yule msichana akaenda kukifunua kile chungu na akaikuta nyama haijaiva.

Mjomba aliporudi akamwuliza mke wake kama yule mpwa wake alifunua chungu au la! Mke wake alikubali kuwa mpwa wake alifunua kile chungu. Ndipo mjomba wake alipomwambia, “Umezikosa nguo kwa kuwa umefunua chungu hicho.”

Halafu  mjomba wake akamwuliza siku ya kuondoka. Msichana alisema kuwa angeondoka kesho yake. Lakini mke wa mjomba akamshauri aondoke mara moja. Lakini yule msichana hakuondoka. Ndipo kesho yake  yule msichana aliuliwa na mjomba wake.

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THE STORY OF TWO GIRLS

Once upon a time, there were two girls who had no clothes to wear. The first girl wanted to go to her uncle to ask for clothes.

His father allowed her to go, but gave her conditions. One of the conditions was to pass through the path of faeces. When she got to the path, she found arms grinding without a body. When she got there, she greeted them. They responded to her. Then, they asked her to help them. She helped them.

Then, she went on with her journey. On the way, she found the heads plaiting each other’s hair. She greeted and helped them after she was asked to do so. Then, she went on with the journey until she met -breastsself-breast feeding a baby. She greeted and helped them to breastfeed, and then she went on.

When she came to her uncle who had the habit of killing people, she told him her problem of getting clothes. The next day, her uncle slaughtered a goat for her and put it in a pot. Her uncle’s wife warned the girl that she should not try to uncover the pot containing meat.

When her uncle came back, he asked his wife if the girl had opened a pot of meat. His wife replied that she had not opened it. When the uncle and the girl opened the meat pot together, they saw a lot of clothes.

The girl was given the clothes. His uncle’s wife warned the girl not to wait until the following day to leave, but to leave the same day so that she would not be killed by her uncle. The girl returned home with her clothes.

The second girl asked her father to go to the uncle. Before she went, the first girl warned her about her uncle’s behaviour..

 On the way, she found the arms grinding without the body, but she refused to help them. Then she found the breasts self-breast feeding the baby. She did not help them with the task. When she arrived at her uncle’s house, she did not accept what her uncle’s wife told her.

 When her uncle came home, the girl told her uncle the trouble that had brought her there. His uncle’s wife warned her not to open the pot of meat that would be given to her the following day. Her uncle really slaughtered a goat the next day. His wife cooked it, and the girl went to uncover the pot and found the meat uncooked.

When the uncle came back he asked his wife if his nephew had uncovered the pot or not! His wife reported that her nephew had uncovered the pot. Then her uncle said to the  girl, “You have missed the clothes because you have opened the pot.”

Then her uncle asked her to leave. The girl said she would leave the following day. But the uncle’s wife advised her to leave immediately. But the girl did not leave. Then the following day the girl was killed by her uncle.

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