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2001 African Proverbs of the Month

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1 Jan. 2001 Proverb: "The brother or sister who does not respect the traditions of the elders will not be allowed to eat with the elders." - Ga (Ghana) 7663
2 Feb. 2001 Proverb: " God is a great eye. He sees everything in the world." - Balanda/Belanda Viri, Sudanese Colloquial Spoken Arabic (Sudan), Modern Standard Written Arabic (Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea and Sudan) 6270
3 Mar. 2001 Proverb: " An okra tree does not grow taller than its master." - Krio (Sierra Leone) 6846
4 Apr. 2001 Proverb: " 'Kachenche' (very small bird) is insignificant among strangers, but very important at home." - Songe (Democratic Republic of the Congo - DRC) 4983
5 May 2001 Proverb: " A cockroach knows how to sing and dance, but it is the hen who prevents it from performing its art during the day." - Edo (Nigeria) 6472
6 Jun. 2001 Proverb: " No matter how long a log stays in the water, it doesn't become a crocodile." - Bambara (Mali) 11775
7 Jul. 2001 Proverb: " War is not porridge." - Gikuyu (Kenya) Proverb 6742
8 Aug. 2001 Proverb: " Water that has been begged for does not quench the thirst." - Soga, Ganda (Uganda) 7132
9 Sep. 2001 Proverb: " A person who does not cultivate well his or her farm always says that it has been bewitched." - Kwaya (Tanzania) 4826
10 Oct. 2001 Proverb: " Many hands make light work." - Haya (Tanzania) 45815
11 Nov. 2001 Proverb: " When elephants fight the grass (reeds) gets hurt." - Swahili ( Eastern and Central Africa ), Also Gikuyu ( Kenya), Kuria ( Kenya/Tanzania), Ngoreme (Tanzania) 35602
12 Dec. 2001 Proverb: "A child (young pers on) does not fear treading on dangerous ground until he or she gets hurt (stumbles)." - Bukusu ( Kenya) 5379
 

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