Tag Archives: Bokkos

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

Aside

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

How to court a girl in the ancient Ron culture

benjamin_matawal.jpgThe following text 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 a description of the traditional customs surrounding courtship and marriage among the Ron.

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The Passion and Easter Story in Ron-Bokkos

Translating the Bible into the Ron language has been on and off for the last 20-30 years. The first Ron speakers have been trained to do this already in the 80ies, at the Centre of Nigeria Bible Translation Trust in Jos. Translation Committees for the Bokkos and Daffo-Butura dialects were formed, a translation office was set up, small passages from scripture and other Christian texts were translated and distributed. 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

Ron-Kulere sources on the Internet

Some information on the Ron-Kulere people and languages can be found on the Internet. A good place to start with is the Ethnologue, “an encyclopedic reference work cataloging all of the world’s known living languages”. Continue reading