Folk-tales of Angola: Fifty Tales, with Ki-mbundu Text, Literal English Translation, Introduction, and Notes
American Folk-lore Society, 1894 - Folklore - 315 pages
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abixila African anga Antelope arrive asks bata begins boxi called chief child comes COMPARATIVE daughter deer dialect diê diiala dingi dogs elder elephant enters ëxi father Fele Milanda Fenda Maria finds finished folk-lore Frog girls give goat goes Grammar ground head ioso kanga Ki-mbundu kiki killed Kimanaueze Kuala kuata kudia kuma Leopard lived Loanda looks Lord m'o'nzo Madía manii master Mbaka mbâmbi mbanza means menia mona Monkey mother muene muhatu mutu native Ndala ndenge ngana ngana Ngo njila Nzuá origin pala Portuguese River says signifies slave sleep speak story Sudika-mbambi takes tell thee things thou shalt told took tribes uala uixi village wife woman young
Page 22 - ... African tribes, and that the Uncle Remus tales may have been "borrowings" from Native American folklore. Folklorist Heli Chatelain disagreed: The myths and tales of the negroes in North, Central, and South America are all derived from African prototypes, and these can easily be traced in collections... Through the medium of the American negro, African folk-lore has exerted a deep and wide influence on the folk-lore of the American Indians; and that of the American white race itself bears many...
Page 22 - Xext to him in rank the lion is special chief of the tribe of ferocious beasts and highest vassal of the elephant. Chief of the reptile tribe is the python. Chief of the finny tribe is, in the interior, the di-lenda, the largest river fish. Chief of the feathery tribe is the...
Page 8 - Therefore, the closest relation is that of mother and child, the next that of nephew or niece and uncle or aunt. The uncle owns his nephews and nieces; he can sell them, and they are his heirs, not only in private property, but also in the chiefship, if he be a chief.
Page 22 - In African folk tales the animal world, as also the spirit world, is organized and governed just like the human world. In Angola the elephant is the supreme king of all animal creation, and the special chief of the edible tribe <>f wild animals.
Page 227 - He yonder, who is he? who is in the chain." The doctor said: "He looks like King Kitamba, whom I left where I came from.