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Content Analysis of 224 "African Proverbs & Sayings of the Month" on the African Proverbs, Sayings and Stories Website (http://www.afriprov.org) - June, 1998 to March, 2017


Year Month Contributor -
Country of Origin
Contributor-
Country of Residence
Language Country
2017 Jan Democratic Republic of Congo Kenya Chonyi Democratic Republic of Congo
Feb Democratic Republic of Congo Kenya Bangubangu Democratic Republic of Congo
Mar Kenya Kenya Duruma Kenya
Apr        
May        
Jun        
Jul        
Aug        
Sep        
Oct        
Nov        
Dec        
2016 Jan. Democratic Republic of Congo Kenya   Tetela Democratic Republic of Congo
Feb  Kenya Kenya  Samburu Kenya 
Mar Democratic Republic of Congo   Kenya Holoholo   Democratic Republic of Congo
Apr Kenya   Kenya Nyala  Kenya 
May Kenya Kenya Digo Kenya
Jun Democratic Republic of Congo  Kenya Tembo Democratic Republic of Congo 
Jul Democratic Republic of Congo  Kenya Nyaturu Tanzania
Aug Kenya Kenya Turkana Kenya
Sep Democratic Republic of Congo  Kenya Nyanga Democratic Republic of Congo 
Oct Kenya Kenya Chiga Uganda
Nov Democratic Republic of Congo  Kenya Kele Democratic Republic of Congo 
Dec Kenya Kenya Gusii Kenya
2015 Jan Kenya
Kenya
Maasai
Kenya and Tanzania
Feb  DRC  Kenya Bemba Zambia and DRC
Mar  USA  Tanzania  Sukuma  Tanzania
Apr  Tanzania  Tanzania  Haya  Tanzania
May  DRC  Kenya  Mashi  Democratic Republic of Congo -- DRC
Jun  Kenya  Kenya  Luo  Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda
Jul  DRC  Kenya  Havu  Democratic Republic of Congo -- DRC
Aug  DRC  Kenya  Luba--Katanga  Democratic Republic of Congo -- DRC
Sep  DRC  Kenya Kalenjin  Kenya and Uganda 
Oct Ethiopia Kenya Burji Ehiopia and Kenya
Nov Kenya Kenya Giriama Kenya
Dec. Cameroon Kenya Eton Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and São Tome
2014 Jan Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Kenya Rwanda Rwanda
Feb USA Tanzania Sukuma Tanzania
Mar Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Kenya Gusii Kenya
April - May Kenya Kenya Gikuyu Kenya
June Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Kenya Lwalu Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
July Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Kenya Somali Somalia
Aug. Ghana
Kenya Ewe Ghana, Togo, Benin, and Nigeria
Sep. Kenya Kenya Maasai Kenya and Tanzania
Oct. Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Tembo Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
Nov -Dec Kenya Kenya Gikuyu Kenya
         
2013 Jan. Kenya  Kenya Bukusu Kenya
Feb. United States of America Tanzania  Sukuma  Tanzania

 Mar.

France Tanzania Sumbwa  Tanzania
 April. Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Tanzania Nyindu Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

May

Tanzania
Tanzania Haya
 Tanzania

June

Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

Vira

 Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

July

Uganda

Kenya

Acholi

Uganda, South Sudan

August

 Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

Kenya

 Rundi

 Burundi, Rwanda

September

Tanzania, France

Tanzania

Longo

Tanzania

October

Kenya

Kenya

Gikuyu

Kenya

November Uganda USA Ganda Uganda

December

 

 

 

 

2012 Jan. Tanzania, France Tanzania Kerewe Tanzania
Feb. Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Kenya Orma Kenya

 Mar.

 United States of America

Tanzania

 Sukuma

Tanzania

Apr.

France

Tanzania

Subi

Tanzania

May
Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Kenya
Kongo Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Republic of Congo

June.

Ghana  Kenya Ewe
Ghana, Togo,Benin and Nigeria

July.

 France  Tanzania  Shubi  Tanzania

August.

Congo
 kenya Kuba
 Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

September.

Kenya Kenya Kikuyu Kenya

October.

 Congo Kenya Borana Kenya
2011 Jan. Tanzania Tanzania Haya Tanzania
Feb. France, Tanzania Tanzania Hangaza Tanzania
Mar. Uganda USA Rwanda, Rundi Rwanda, Burundi
Apr. France, Tanzania Tanzania Sukuma Tanzania
May Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Kenya Lingala Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Republic of the Congo (Congo Brazzaville)
Jun. France, Tanzania Tanzania Kara Tanzania
Jul. Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Kenya Songye Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
Aug. Kenya Kenya Gusii Kenya
Sep. Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Kenya Alur Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Uganda
Oct. Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Kenya Luba-Kasai Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
Nov. Uganda Kenya Acholi Uganda, South Sudan
Dec. Kenya Kenya Maragoli Kenya
2010 Jan. Uganda, Kenya Kenya Kiga, Ankole Uganda
Feb. Kenya Kenya Gusii Kenya
Mar. Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Kenya Hema Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
Apr. Uganda USA Soga, Ganda Uganda
May USA Tanzania Sukuma Tanzania
Jun Democratic Republic of the Congo(DRC) Kenya Lega Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
Jul. Kenya Kenya Kamba Kenya
Aug. Democratic Republic of the Congo(DRC) Kenya Hema Democratic Republic of the Congo(DRC)
Sep. Kenya Kenya Gikuyu Kenya
Oct. Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Kenya Bembe Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
Nov. Ghana Kenya Ewe Ghana, Benin, Nigeria, Togo
Dec. Kenya Kenya Gikuyu Kenya
2009
Jan.
Nigeria
Kenya
Igbo
Nigeria
Feb.
Uganda
Kenya
Acholi
Sudan, Uganda
Mar.
Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
Kenya
Bembe
DRC, Tanzania
Apr.
Madagascar
Kenya
Malagasy
Madagascar
May.
Kenya
Kenya
Luyia
Kenya
Jun.
Italy
Kenya
Sena
Mozambique
Jul.
Kenya/Kenya
Kenya/Kenya
Meru
Kenya
Aug.
Cameroon
U.S.A.
Mafa
Cameroon, Nigeria, Niger
Sep. Kenya Kenya Gikuyu Kenya
Oct. Ghana Kenya Ewe Ghana, Benin, Nigeria, Togo
Nov. Uganda U.S.A. Ganda Uganda
Dec. DRC Kenya Bembe DRC, Tanzania
2008
Jan.
USA
Tanzania
Sukuma
Tanzania
Feb.
USA/USA
Kenya/Tanzania
Kaonde
Zambia
Mar.
Kenya/Kenya/USA
Kenya/Kenya/Kenya
Sheng
Kenya
Apr.
Uganda
Kenya
Acholi
Sudan
May South Africa
USA
Zulu
South Africa, Swaziland
Jun.
India
Libya
Arabic
Libya
Jul.
Zambia
Kenya
Tonga
Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Aug.
Ghana
Kenya
Ewe
Benin, Ghana, Nigeria, Togo
Sep.
Tanzania
Tanzania
Haya Tanzania
Oct.
Kenya
Kenya
Samburu
Kenya
Nov.
Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
Kenya
Lega
Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
Dec.
Zambia
Zambia
Nyanja
Chewa
Mozambique,Zambia, Zimbabwe
Malawi
2007 Jan. Tanzania
Tanzania
Haya, Sukuma
Ganda
Tanzania
Uganda
Feb.
Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone
Mende
Sierra Leone
Mar.
Ghana
USA
Ga
Ghana
Apr.
Kenya
Kenya
Gikuyu
Kenya
May Kenya
England
Luyia
Kenya
Jun.
Tanzania/France
Tanzania/Tanzania
Shubi
Tanzania
Jul.
India
Libya
Arabic
Libya
Aug.
Zambia
Zambia
Bemba, Nyanja, Chewa
Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Sep.
Tanzania
Tanzania
Swahili
East & Central Africa
Oct.
Israel
Israel
Akan
Ghana
Nov.
South Africa
USA
Zulu
South Africa, Swaziland
Dec.
Togo
USA
Ewe-Mina
Benin, Ghana, Togo
2006 Jan.
-
-
Tuareg
Algeria, Bukina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger
Feb.
-
-
Southern Tashelhayt Berber
Algeria, Morocco
Mar
Italy
Kenya
Sena
Mozambique
Apr.
Togo
USA
Ewe-Mina
Benin, Ghana, Togo
May
DRC
DRC
Tembo
DRC
Jun.
Tanzania
Tanzania
Chagga
Tanzania
Jul.
Kenya
Kenya
Moru
Sudan
Aug.
Tanzania/France
Tanzania/Tanzania
Ganda
Uganda
Sep.
Kenya
Kenya
Tigrinya
Eritrea, Ethiopia
Oct.
Tanzania/France
Tanzania/France
Shubi
Tanzania
Nov.
Togo
USA
Ewe-Mina
Benin, Ghana, Togo
Dec.
Uganda/Uganda
Tanzania/Tanzania
Ganda
Uganda
2005 Jan. Uganda
Tanzania
Ma'di
Sudan, Uganda
Feb.
Tanzania
Tanzania
Luo
Kenya, Tanzania
Mar.
Tanzania
Tanzania
Swahili
East & Central Africa
Apr.
DRC
DRC
Tembo
DRC
May
Bukina Faso
Bukina Faso
Moore
Bukina Faso
Jun
Namibia
Namibia
Oshiwambo
Namibia
Jul.
Italy
Kenya
Kongo
Angola, DRC
Aug.
Tanzania
Tanzania
Ngoni
Tanzania, Mozambique
Sep.
Nigeria
Nigeria
Esan
Nigera
Oct.
Uganda
Kenya
Lugbara
Uganda, DRC
Nov.
Tanzania
Tanzania
Matengo
Tanzania
Dec.
Cameroon
USA
Fulfulde
Algeria, Burkina faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger
2004 Jan. Tanzania/France
Tanzania/Tanzania
Longo
Tanzania
Feb.
Sudan
Sudan
Toposa
Sudan
Mar.
Malawi
Tanzania
Mpoto
Malawi, Tanzania
Apr.
Tanzania/Tanzania/USA
Tanzania/Tanzania/Tanzania
Kuria
Kenya, Tanzania
May
Egypt
Egypt
Arabic
Egypt and other North African countries
Jun.
USA
Tanzania
Swahili
Sukuma/Ngoreme
Kuria
Eastern & Central Africa
Tanzania
Kenya, Tanzania
Jul.
Kenya
Kenya
Gusii
Kenya
Aug.
Tanzania
Tanzania
Haya
Tanzania
Sep.
USA
Ghana
Dagbani
Ghana
Oct.
Kenya
Kenya
Gikuyu
Kenya
Nov.
USA
Madagascar
Malagasy
Madagascar
Dec.
India
India
Hausa
Nigeria
2003 Jan.
Nigeria
Nigeria
Yoruba, Idanre
Nigeria
Feb.
Kenya
Kenya
Luo
Kenya, Tanzania
Mar.
Sudan
Sudan
Nuba-Tira
Sudan
Apr.
Kenya
Kenya
Sheng
Kenya
May
Cameroon
USA
Mafa
Cameroon, Nigeria, Niger
Jun
Tanzania/France
Tanzania/Tanzania
Sumbwa
Tanzania
Jul.
Nigeria
Sierra Leone
Igala
Nigeria
Aug.
Tanzania
USA
Bena
Tanzania
Sep.
Burundi
Burundi
Rundi
Burundi
Oct.
Tanzania/USA
Tanzania/Tanzania
Sukuma
Tanzania
Nov.
Ghana
Ghana
Akan
Ghana, Ivory Coast
Dec.
USA
USA
Anyuak
Ethiopia
2002 Jan.
Zimbabwe
Australia
Shona
Zimbabwe
Feb.
Tanzania
Tanzania
Zinza
Tanzania
Mar.
Kenya
Kenya
Tharaka, Gikuyu
Kenya
Apr.
USA
Tanzania
Kuria
Kenya/Tanzania
May
Jun.
Kenya
Kenya
Bukusu
Kenya
Jul.
Sudan
Sudan
Toposa
Sudan
Aug.
Liberia
Liberia
Bassa
Liberia
Sep
Malawi
Mwalawi
Tonga
Malawi
Oct.
Kenya
Kenya
Nandi
Kenya
Nov.
USA
Senegal
Wolof
Senegal, Gambia
Dec.
Uganda
USA
Rwanda
Rundi
Rwanda
Burundi
2001
Jan. Ghana USA
Ga
Ghana
Feb. Sudan/Sudan Tanzania/Tanzania
Balanda/Belanda
Viri
Sudanese
Colloquial Spoken Arabic

Djibouti
Egypt, Etrirea
Sudan
Mar. Sierra Leone
Tanzania Krio
Edo
Sierra Leone
Nigera
Apr. DRC DRC
Songe
DRC
May Nigeria
England
Edo
Nigeria
Jun. USA
USA
Bambara
Mali
Jul. Kenya
Kenya
Gikuyu
Kenya
Aug. Uganda
USA
Soga, Ganda
Uganda
Sep. Tanzania/Tanzania
Tanzania/Tanzania
Kwaya
Tanzania
Oct. Tanzania
Tanzania
Haya
Tanzania
Nov. USA
Tanzania
Swahili*
Gikuyu
Kuria
Ngoreme
Eastern & Central Africa
Kenya
Kenya/Tanzania
Tanzania
Dec. Kenya Kenya
Bukusu
Kenya
2000 Jan. USA Botswana Tswana
Botswana
Feb. USA USA
Chewa
Nyanja
Malawi
Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia
Mar. Tanzania Tanzania Ngoreme Tanzania
Apr.
South Africa
South Africa
Zulu
South Africa
Swaziland
May USA Kenya Tugen
Kenya
Jun. Kenya Kenya
Luo
Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
Jul. USA/USA Ethtiopia/Tanzania
Sukuma
Tanzania
Aug. USA Ghana Buli
Ghana
Sep Tanzania Tanzania
Ngoni
Tanzania, Mozambique
Oct. Kenya Kenya
Akamba
Kenya
Nov. Uganda USA
Ganda
Uganda
Dec. Tanzania Tanzania
Haya
Tanzania
1999
Jan.
Feb. Zambia
USA
Bemba
Zambia
Mar
USA
Tanzania
Swahili*
Eastern and Central Africa
Apr.
Tanzania/USA
Tanzania/Tanzania
Kuria
Kenya, Tanzania
May
USA
USA
Sesotho
Lesotho, South Africa
Jun. Burundi
Burundi
Rundi
Burundi
Jul.
USA
Tanzania
Swahili*
Eastern and Central Africa
Aug. USA
USA
Twi
Luo
Ghana
Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
Sep.
Togo
USA
Fanti
Ghana
Oct.
Kenya
Kenya
Gusii
Kenya
Nov.
USA
Tanzania
Fipa
Tanzania
Dec.
Togo
USA Ewe
Benin, Ghana, Togo
1998 Jun.
USA
Tanzania
Sukuma
Tanzania
Jul.
USA Tanzania Akan
Ewe
Ghana, Ivory Coast
Benin, Ghana, Togo
Aug.
USA Tanzania Ganda
Akamba, Gikuyu
Haya
Igbo, Yoruba
Bemba
Uganda
Kenya
Tanzania
Nigeria
Zambia
Sept.
Kenya Kenya
Gikuyu Kenya
Oct.
Malawi Malawi Chewa
Nyanja
Malawi
Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia
Nov.
USA Tanzania Igbo Nigeria
Dec.
USA Ethiopia Oromo Ethiopia

 

201 Contributors - Country of Origin (Sixteen double, five triple authors and one quadruple)

48 Kenya
40 - Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
34- USA
30 -
Tanzania
27 - Ghana
14 - Uganda
12 - Sudan
11 -
France
06 -
Nigeria
04 -
Zambia
03 -
Cameroon, India, Italy, Malawi, South Africa
02 -
Burundi, Sierra Leone
01 -
Benin, Burkina Faso, Eqypt, Israel, Liberia, Namibia, Madagascar, South Sudan, Sudan, Togo, Zimbabwe


201 Contributors - Country of Residence (Sixteen double and five triple authors and one quadruple)

95 
-
Kenya
72 - Tanzania
25 -
USA
05 -
DRC
03 -
Ghana, South Sudan
02 -
Burundi, England, Ethiopia, Libya, Malawi, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Zambia
01
-
Australia, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Egypt, India, Israel, Liberia, Madagascar, Namibia, Senegal, South Africa


Number of Times the 134 Different Languages are Cited

14 - Sukuma
13 - Gikuyu
08
-
Ganda, Haya, Swahili
06 Rundi
06
-
Ewe, KuriaGusii
05
-
Chewa, Luo, Nyanja
03
-
Acholi, Akamba, Akan, Arabic, Bembe, Ewe-Mina,  Igbo, Ngoreme, Tembo, Zulu
02
-
Bemba, Bukusu, Edo, Ga, Hema, Kongo, Lega, Longo, Luyia, Mafa, Malagasy, Ngoni, Rwanda, Sena, Shubi, Soga, Subi, Tonga, Toposa, Yoruba
01
-
Alur, Ankole, Anyuak, Balanda/Belanda Viri, Bambara, Bassa, Bena, Bangubangu, Buli, Chagga, Chiga, Chonyi, Dagbani, Digo, Duruma, Esan, Fanti, Fipa, Fon, Fulfulde, Hangaza, Hausa, Havu, Holoholo, Idanre, Igala, Kalenjin, Kaonde, Kara, Kele, Kerewe,  Kiga, Krio, Kwaya, Lingala, Luba-Kasai,Luba-Katanga,Lugbara, Ma'di, Mende, Meru,  Modern Standard Written Arabic, Maragoli, Maasai, Mashi, Matengo, Moore, Moru, Mpoto, Nandi, Nuba-Tira, Nyanga, Nyaturu, Nyindu, Oshiwambo, Oromo, Orma, Samburu, Sesotho, Sheng, Shona, Somali, Songe, Songye, Sudanese Colloquial Spoken Arabic, Southern Tashelhayt Berber,  Sumbwa, Tharaka, Tigrinya, Tswana, Tuareg, Tugen, Turkana, Twi, Wolof, Zinza


Number of Times the 48 Countries are Cited

50
-
Tanzania
50
-
Kenya
34 - Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
21 - Uganda
17 - Ghana, Nigeria
13
-
Mozambique
10 - Benin, Togo
09
- Burundi, South Sudan, Sudan
08 - Zambia
07 - Rwanda
06
- Malawi
05
-
Zimbabwe
04
-
Niger, South Africa
03
-
Angola, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Mali
02
-
Algeria, Central African Republic, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Libya, Madagascar, Republic of the Congo (Congo Brazzaville), Sierra Leone, Swaziland
01 -
Botswana, Chad,Comoros,Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Lesotho, Liberia, Mauritania, Morocco, Namibia, São Tome, Senegal, Somalia.

Note

Swahili is spoken in the following Eastern and Central Africa countries: Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Kenya, Libya, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Source: Ethnologue: Africa.

Comments

  1. Four proverbs covered two month periods making a total of eight special months (December, 1998 -- January, 1999; May -- June, 2002;  April – May, 2014 and November - December, 2014 respectively). There were no proverbs in November and December, 2012 so during this period of 221 “African Proverbs of the Month” from June,1998 to March, 2017 there have been 224 contributions, 204 contributors, 134 Languages Cited and 48 Countries Cited.
  2. The major lacks are fewer contributions from women (only 36 out of 224), fewer contributions from French-speaking Africa and fewer contributions from North Africa.

 

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