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Enkíné, Oldía ó Enkíténg Goat, Dog, and Cow Mbuzi, Mbwa na Ng'ombe

Written by Fabian Wakholi

Illustrated by Marleen Visser, Ingrid Schechter

Translated by Leonard Kotikash

Language Maa

Level Level 2

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Ilchoréta apá enkíne, oldía ó enkíténg. Óre enkolóng nabô népuo páran te engárrî.

Goat, Dog, and Cow were great friends. One day they went on a journey in a taxi.

Mbuzi, Mbwa na Ng’ombe walikuwa marafiki wa karibu sana. Siku moja walisafiri kwa teksi.


Óre peê ebayá, néjokí oláréwání lé engárri peê élâk iropiyianí enyê. Nélak enkíteng inenyéna.

When they reached the end of their journey, the driver asked them to pay their fares. Cow paid her fare.

Walipofika mwisho wa safari yao, dereva aliwaomba walipe nauli zao. Ng’ombe alilipa nauli yake.


Nélak oldía aitulusoó, amû meáta esíáná oó iropiyianí naáíririkíno.

Dog paid a bit extra, because he did not have the correct money.

Mbwa alilipa zaidi kidogo kwa sababu hakuwa na pesa taslimu.


Néjo oláréwání áshúkóki oldía iropiyianí enyéna naátelekutúa, nédol enkíné peê eisík aló éítû élâk.

The driver was about to give Dog his change when Goat ran away without paying anything.

Dereva alipokaribia kumpa Mbwa chenji yake, Mbuzi alitoroka bila kulipa chochote.


Négoro naléng oláréwání. Néreu engárri aló éítû eshukokí oldía iropiyianí enyéna naáshukokíno.

The driver was very annoyed. He drove away without giving Dog his change.

Dereva alikasirika sana. Aliondoka bila kumrudishia Mbwa chenji yake.


Náa ínâ peê óre o táatá kémir oldía engárri aing’orú olaréwani leitú éíshô iropiyianí enyéna naáshukúnye.

That is why, even today, Dog runs towards a car to peep inside and find the driver who owes him his change.

Hiyo ndiyo sababu hadi leo Mbwa hukimbiza magari ili achungulie ndani kuona kama atampata dereva mwenye chenji yake.


Néísik enkíne tenéning engárri nalotú. Kéuré ajó kéíbung’í amû eitú élâk iropiyianí enyéna.

Goat runs away from the sound of a car. She is afraid she will be arrested for not paying her fare.

Mbuzi hukimbia anaposikia mlio wa gari. Anaogopa atakamatwa kwa kutolipa nauli.


Néméírut nínye enkíteng tenéning engárri nalotú. Kédeenyári tenélang enkóítói. Kéyíólo ajó étáláá iropiyianí enyéna te lulúng’ata.

And Cow is not bothered when a car is coming. Cow takes her time crossing the road because she knows she paid her fare in full.

Na Ng’ombe hababaiki gari likiwa linakuja. Ng’ombe huvuka barabara bila wasiwasi kwa sababu anajua alilipa nauli yake yote.


Written by: Fabian Wakholi
Illustrated by: Marleen Visser, Ingrid Schechter
Translated by: Leonard Kotikash
Language: Maa
Level: Level 2
Source: Goat, Dog and Cow from African Storybook
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