Tag Archives: animal tales

How tortoise and goat stopped being friends

A goat

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Here is another short  animal tale dealing with the tortoise in the Bokkos variety of Ron. It was written by Pastor Joseph M. Nggyak in 1998 during a workshop at Nigeria Bible Translation Trust (NBTT) in Jos. Usually, the tortoise is wiser than the other animals. In this story, the goat shows that it can be smart, too. Continue reading

How the tortoise got its cracked back

Tortoise

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After having posted materials from Daffo for a while, it’s time to publish something in the Bokkos variety of Ron again. Here is a Ron version of the well known animal tale “How the tortoise got its cracked back”. It was written by Pastor Joseph M. Nggyak in 1998 during a workshop at Nigeria Bible Translation Trust (NBTT) in Jos. Continue reading

How the hare cheated the hyena

Here is another animal tale in the Bokkos dialect of Ron. It was written down by Pastor Joseph M. Nggyak in 1998. This time, the main character, Mr. Hare, tricks Mr. Hyena during their courtship of a girl. Hope you enjoy it. There is more to come. Continue reading

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Here is another short animal tale about the hare and the crownbird, this time in the Bokkos dialect of Ron. It was written down by Pastor Joseph M. Nggyak in 1998. I hope you will enjoy it. You may also … Continue reading

The Hare and the Crownbird

Here is another hare tale in the Daffo dialect of Ron. It was written down and recorded in 1992 by Mr. Mafulul Lek from Daffo. This time, the hare and the crownbird (Hausa: gauraka) are courting a girl. The hare tries to get rid of his rival by cheating. But his trick fails: the girl prefers to marry the crownbird. Continue reading

The Hare and the two Boys

machif_akila.jpgThe following story in the Daffo dialect of the Ron language was told by my late friend, Mr. Benjamin Macif Malau from Daffo (seen here on the right of the picture). I recorded it in Daffo in 1990 and transcribed it with the help of Mr. Mafulul Lek. Continue reading

How Goat, Sheep and Dog went on a Journey

benjamin_matawal.jpgThe following story in the Bokkos dialect of Ron was written down by Mr. Benjamin Dapel Matawal (seen here on a picture together with his family) in 1999. It is an animal tale which seeks to explain the different behaviour of goats, sheep and dogs that can be observed when a car arrives: goats will usually run away, while sheep will stay on the road until the car nearly hits them and dogs often follow the car barking. The story gives an explanation why this is so. Continue reading