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2000 African Proverbs of the Month

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1 Jan. 2000 Proverb: "Two bulls can't stay in the same kraal. " - Tswana (Botswana) 9633
2 Feb. 2000 Proverb: "A tender bamboo cannot be eagerly desired (for building)." - Chewa (Malawi) and Nyanja (Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia) 6796
3 Mar. 2000 Proverb: "If you refuse the elder's advice you will walk the whole day." - Ngoreme (Tanzania) 7679
4 Apr. 2000 Proverb: " The groin pains in sympathy with the sore." - Zulu (South Africa, Swaziland) 6735
5 May 2000 Proverb: " How easy it is to defeat people who do not kindle fire for themselves." - Tugen (Kenya) 5891
6 Jun. 2000 Proverb: " Even haplochromis (name of a small fish) employs tilapia (name of a large fish). " - Luo (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda ) 5372
7 Jul. 2000 Proverb: " Do not insult the hunting guide before the sun has set." - Sukuma (Tanzania) 5990
8 Aug. 2000 Proverb: " If an arrow has not entered deeply, then its removal is not hard." - Buli (Ghana ) 5039
9 Sep. 2000 Proverb: " I have come a long way; the journey has exhausted me." - Ngoni (Tanzania) 5507
10 Oct. 2000 Proverb: " The hyena with a cub does not eat up (consume) all the available food." - Akamba (Kenya) 5831
11 Nov. 2000: " The eyes of the trapper are as subject to reddening as those of the small animal (that he pursues)." - Ganda (Uganda) Proverb 5351
12 Dec. 2000 Proverb: " A person who is not disciplined cannot be cautioned." - Haya (Tanzania) 7606
 

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