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A Folk Tale from Tanzania

06/30/2009 12:27

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Once upon a time there was a poor man who did not have a job or a place to stay. Finally he went with his dog to the palace of the Sukuma chief. The chief warmly received the man with his dog. The poor man was accepted as part of the royal family. The chief fed both him and his dog. Later on enemies came to kill the chief. The dog barked, the alarm was sounded, the chief escaped, and his life was saved. 

The Sukuma is the largest ethnic group of Tanzania, with an estimated 5.5 million members. Sukuma means "people of the north". Find more African proverbs by Clicking Here. Find out more about African culture by visiting the Africa Imports web site or by Clicking Here.