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Here's a traditional story from Indonesia. 

Roro Jonggrang 

       In the past, lived Pengging Kingdom and Boko Kingdom. Boko Kingdom had a prince. His name is Bandung Bondowoso. And, Pengging Kingdom also had a princess. Her name is Roro Jonggrang. 
A day, Boko Kingdom attacked the Pengging Kingdom. While the battle happens, Bandung* met Roro.
Bandung loves Roro. But, Roro doesn't love Bandung. Finnaly, Roro accept his love with some requirments.
Her requirments is to make a deep, deep well and make 1000 temples in a night.
Bandung agrees the requirments and started working. He not working self but he helped by the genies.
Roro looks at Bandung's work. She's worried Bandung can do her requirments.
Finnaly, some women from the village pound rice to make the rooster crow. Then the genies run because it's already morning. But, only 999 temples can they do.
Bandung get so mad, then make Roro to be the last temple. 

Now, it's still in Yogyakarta , Indonesia. 
The name of the temple is Prambanan Temple.

Of the name of Indonesia, DukeBlue900 

N.B. : In Indonesia, sometimes the name of people is called with their front name, not nickname.

Hi, my real name is Mariana, I'm 11 years old (a bit bigger, maybe) and I'm from Mexico. Here there are a lot of leyends, usually invented by the Aztecas, or the Mayas (they're groups of people that have existed since a lot of time ago). An example is the Legend of Sac-Nicté and Canek:
Sac-Nicté means White Flower. Born in Mayapan: the power of three provinces who lived in peace: Mayab, Uxmal and Chichen Itza. Canek means black snake, a courageous and tenacious prince of heart. Because he was 21 he was raised king of Chichen Itzá and that same day he saw Princess Sac-Nicté, 15. The two fell in love. However, Sac Nicté was intended for the young ulil, Crown Prince of Uxmal. Time passed and the young Canek was invited to the wedding feast of Sac-Nicté. Legend has it that a small counselor told him Sac-Nicté would be waiting between green flowers: it would be necessary to fight for it, before the target act against them. The wedding day, and while all the guests danced cheerful, Canek arrived with sixty of his principal warriors and went up to the altar where burned incense and chanting priests. Canek arrived with Itzá sign on his chest: Itzalán !, Itzalán! shouted as battlefield, and the moment, snatched the princess of witnesses. Enraged ulil took up arms. The war had broken out: Mayapan and Uxmal against Itzá. Although the reign of Mayapan was over, The Itza left their homes and temples deChichen Iztá, leaving the city crying. Before the children of Itzá was the king Canek, walking trails beside Sac-Nicté. Although the Itza were saved, the armies of Uxmal and Mayapan found echoes in the empty palaces and temples. Chichen Itza was dead, because his people had been abandoned.

This is a traditional story of karnataka.
Kamadenu and the Tiger

one day a cow was grazing in the field when suddenly a tiger came by.when the tiger came to pounce on the cow the cow pleaded for mercy so that she could feed her child for the last time.she promised to return after leaving her child to someone who would take care of the the tiger agreed but warned the cow -"if you dont return i shall eat your friends too".so after the cow came back the tiger was so ashamed of himself that he jumped of a clif and died.

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Hi,now. i love english stories about browny 

i like this story with Soso and Uouo, it is veri funny

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i haven't got any traditional stories but i read other types of books too and i'd like to recommend u Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Dork Diaries. U many get the extracts of Dork Diaries on their website.

I read many stories from around the world. yes, I got one story to send. It's The Ugly Duckling,
It was summer, the air was scented with newly moun hay. There stood a castle surrounded by
a mout amoung the tall trees. Thick weeds grow at the foot of castle walls. A mother duck
had built nest and was sitting on her eggs in this quiet spot. She sat for the pretty longer time
hoping something to happen. Eventually, the eggs hatched, one by one.

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