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Zama omunandjungu Zama is great!

Written by Michael Oguttu

Illustrated by Vusi Malindi

Translated by Nelly Ndafyaalako

Language Kwanyama

Level Level 2

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Okandenge kange oha ka kofa fiyo etango ta li piti.

My little brother sleeps very late. I wake early, because I am great!


Ohandi piti netango.

I am the one who lets in the sun.


“Oove mawila wange,” Meme osho ha ti.

“You’re my morning star,” says Ma.


Ohandi li kosho ame mwene keshe fiku.

I wash myself, I don’t need any help.


Kutya nee omeva naakale matalala, ile opena ashike ekandanga, ohandi li kosho ashike.

I can cope with cold water and blue smelly soap.


“Ino dimbwa oku li kusha komayoo!” Meme ta dimbulukifa nge.

Ma reminds, “Don’t forget teeth.” I reply, “Never, not me!”


Eshi nda mana oku likosha, ohandi ka popifa Meekulu naTatekulu.

After washing, I greet Grandpa and Auntie, and wish them a good day.


Okudja opo ohandi i ndi ka djale oikutu yange yofikola.

Then I dress myself, “I’m big now Ma,” I say.


Ondi shii oku pata eembadi doshikutu shange neemhato deenghaku dange.

I can close my buttons and buckle my shoes.


Okandenge kange ohandi ka lombwele keshe eshi sha ningwa kofikola.

And I make sure little brother knows all the school news.


Kofikola ohandi li hongo noudiinini.

In class I do my best in every way.


Keshe efiku ohandi wanifa po oinakuwanifwa yange.

I do all these good things every day. But the thing I like most, is to play and play!


Written by: Michael Oguttu
Illustrated by: Vusi Malindi
Translated by: Nelly Ndafyaalako
Language: Kwanyama
Level: Level 2
Source: Zama is great! from African Storybook
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