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Publications

This is a sample of some of our most important publications. The materials can be obtained by calling our office at 267 753 946 24 for pricelist and ordering.

2010 brochure – Shiyeyi/English

 

Pre – School Material

  1. Zinyawuya (Animals )  ISBN : 999-996-5-3
  2. Ku tanga ku wara (PRE-READING)            ISBN : 999-996-4-5
  3. Ku tanga ku kwara (PRE-WRITING) ISBN : 999-996-4-7
  4. Mumbiri (Body Parts)  ISBN : 999-996-1-0
  5. Ku wara Zinomoro (Counting Numbers)  ISBN : 999-996-8-8
  6. Muzi etu (Our Community)  ISBN : 999-996-6-1
  7. Ku kwara Zinomoro (Writing Numbers)  ISBN : 999-996-2-9
  8. Zinvuma (A – Z Letters of the Alphabet)  ISBN: 999-996-7-X
  9. Manqee Anga (My Story Book)  ISBN : 999-996-8-8
  10. Zinsawa Zanga (My Flowers)  ISBN : 999-996-4-1
  11. Zindzima Zweeke (Vowels) ISBN : 999-996-9-6

Adult Literacy

 

8. Yimba Shiyeyi –  (Hymns in Shiyeyi):

9.  A Transitional Primer from English to Shiyeyi  ISBN : 99912-964-2-5

10. A Brief History of the Wayeyi Tribe: ISBN : 9912-964-68

11. Shiyeyi, Setswana and English Picture Dictionary ISBN : 9912-964-91

12. Zishazi zi Shiyeyi (Shiyeyi Totems): ISBN 9912-964-84

13. Amezi shi Shiyeyi  ISBN : 9912-964-92

14. Ldiyi Idi Urezha  ISBN : 9912-964-7

DVDs

  1.  Wayeyi Cultural Festival 2009
  2.   Ni Yivwe ( Lo utlwe) – by Tisise Choir
  3. Tambusa Shizha (Tsosa Ngwao) by Shigyakao Choir

CDs

  1. Zindjimbo zi Urezha Volume 1  (God’s word in traditions Shiyeyi Melody)
  2. Zindjimbo zi Urezha Volume 2 (God’s word in traditional Shiyeyi Melody)
  3. Zindjimbo zi Urezha Volume 3 (Denominational hymns translated into Shiyeyi)
  4. Ni Yivwe(Lo Utlwe)- Tisise Choir
  5. Zimwaka zi Ldikumi  by Izutu Koozo Choir
  6. Watshara by Ziyuvuruka Choir
  7. Tambusa Shizha by Shigyakao Choir

 

           

About us

 

European Commission

Published

Published work

i.        Groundwork in Shiyeyi Grammar with a Shiyeyi-English Glossary- by Dr. Stephen Lukusa – University of Botswana

ii.       Shiyeyi phrases for use in the Okavango Delta

iii.     Yimba Shiyeyi (25 Hymns from UCCSA Church)

iv.     Annual Calendar with reading texts and pictures (each year we have a different theme for the Calendar)

v.      Manqee iShiyeyi (Shiyeyi stories)

vi.     Mayi nga maqa (Good News ( Portions of John with Gospel Music in Shiyeyi traditional melody)

  1. Ready for Publishing

i.        Mokwaro wo Shiyeyi (Shiyeyi Orthography)

ii.       Shiyeyi-English Transitional Primer

iii.     Storybook 1 (General topics Shiyeyi Daily life, hunting, etec)

iv.     Storybook 2 (Childrens diseases & recipes)

v.      Shiyeyi English Picture Dictionary

Association Activities

Current Activities include

  • Publishing the orthography
  • developing more reading materials
  • Developing the Cultural Centre at Gumare (this is where the Late Chief, Shikati Kamanakao was buried.
  • Conducting an annual cultural festival at which girls are taught about HIV/AIDS

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

1. Installation of the Wayeyi Regent – following the death of Shikati Kamanakao

2. Visit to Namibia

3. Annual Cultural Festival in April 2004

Photos of Wayeyi people

 

 

Wayeyi Traditionals

Wayeyi Traditional crafts


The main producers of baskets are the women of the Wayeyi and Hambukushu tribes in northwestern Botswana in Gumare and Etsha villages. The closed baskets with lids are used for storing grain, seeds, and sometimes sorghum beer. Large, open bowl shaped baskets are used by the women for carrying items on their heads and for winnowing grain after it has been threshed.

* adapted from botswanacraft.bw

Wayeyi Traditional Dance


The wayeyi dance is unique to both other african tribes and the western dance.

To view the dance Click here!

Wayeyi Traditional Drums


The Wayeyi would beat drums, clap hands and sings loudly during the ceremonial times as some form of celebration!

The Wayeyi Chieftainship

Chieftainship Hierarchy

The Paramount Chief of Wayeyi

Shikati Calvin Kamanakao

Names of Provincial Chiefs

  • Shikati _______ (Maun)
  • Shikati ________(Toteng)
  • Shikati ________(Sehitwa)
  • Shikati ________(Tsao)
  • Shikati ________(Nokaneng)
  • Shikati ________(Gumare)
  • Shikati ________(Etsha)
  • Shikati ________(Sepopa)
  • Shikati ________(Shakawe)
  • Shikati ________(Seronga)
  • Shikati _________(Beetshaa)

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