Kunyi love poem

Kididi kiaku mu lumueno

Idi lumbu luami yi yiokidini bubote

Ka sa mawasa, ya mu ku tsimbila

Yidi ke na "na kutsodini" ami yi mansukina

Translated into Kunyi & voice Alice Blanchard

Original version
Poem the mirror

She is Kugni

Love poem translated into kikugni (kikunyi, kugni, kunyi), a Kongo language of the Republic of Congo, spoken by 100,000 Kugnis.

The Kugnis

The Kugnis descend from a Kongo group which have leaved the northeast of Mayombe to establish as cultivators. It is one of the 12 ethnic groups of the Republic of Congo! The Kongos or Bakongos, established on both sides of the Zaire River, constituted at the end of the 15th century, a Christian kingdom. The state then gradually disintegrated until colonization, while the population decreased because of the slave trade. The exploitation of the forest has undermined the basis of their material culture. They were traders and farmers, divided into clans and lineages of free men and former captives, with matrilineal filiation, linked to a land and a proper cult of ancestors lineage.

Bantu languages
Lingala - Kituba - Ciluba - Chichewa - Tetela - Kongo - Bembe
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Poem translated into kunyi (482 languages)