- Oral literature, sometimes called orature, verbal arts or oral tradition is a spoken, acted or performed art whose medium is words. It is passed on from one generation to the other by word
- for entertainment
- To create self-awareness—oral literature makes us understand ourselves.
- Oral literature teaches us about our history and this enables us to understand and interpret it.
- The teaching of Oral literature promotes nation building and intercultural understanding, thus helping creating harmony in a nation.
- Oral literature sharpens and develops language skills such as speech, listening, creativity, wit etc.
Oral literature is categorized into three main forms
- Short forms.