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Site Last Update: 19 Feb, 2018

2017 African Proverb of the Month

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1 December 2017 There is no venom such as that of the tongue. Makonde (Kenya, Tanzania) Proverb 296
2 November 2017 All trees are not straight in the forest. Kwele (DRC, Gabon, Cameroon, Republic of the Congo) Proverb 462
3 October, 2017 Who loses the first born throws away his or her gods. Bwisha (Democratic Republic of Congo -- DRC) Proverb 498
4 September, 2017 It is wise to keep checking. Haya (Tanzania) Proverb 484
5 August 2017 You milk someone else’s cow while watching the gate. Tachoni (Kenya) Proverb 609
6 July, 2017 A cow does not lack a spot. Tugen (Kenya) Proverb 548
7 June, 2017 There is no rush. Take it easy. Sukuma (Tanzania) Saying 978
8 May, 2017 It is better to be poor when one is young rather than become poor in old age. Teso (Kenya, Uganda) Proverb 824
9 April, 2017 The cow that has milk will never lack someone milking it. Runyankore (Uganda) Proverb 1101
10 March, 2017 A small house will hold a hundred friends. Duruma (Kenya) Proverb 1241
11 February, 2017 The parent who corrects his or her child with a rod does not sin. Bangubangu (Democratic Republic of the Congo -- DRC) Proverb 1021
12 January, 2017 He who has a sister has a brother-in-law. Chonyi (Kenya) Proverb 1442