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1999 African Proverbs of the Month

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1 Jan. 1999: "By persevering the egg walks on legs. " - Oromo (Ethiopia)Proverb 11337
2 Feb. 1999: "One who enters the forest does not listen to the breaking of the twigs in the brush. " - Bemba (Zambia) Proverb 7941
3 Mar. 1999: "Let the guest come so that the host or hostess may benefit (get well)." - Swahili (Eastern and Central Africa) Proverb 15370
4 Apr. 1999: "One person is thin porridge or gruel; two or three people are a lump (handful) of ugali (stiff cooked meal/flour from sorghum or millet). - Kuria (Tanzania and Kenya) Proverb 9222
5 May 1999: "The "hurry-hurry" person eats goat; the one who takes his or her time (or hesitates) eats beef. " - Sesotho (Lesotho and South Africa) Proverb 7256
6 Jun. 1999: "When an enemy digs a grave for you, God gives you an emergency exit " - Kirundi (Burundi) Proverb 7422
7 Jul. 1999: "Better a curtain hanging motionless than a flag blowing in the wind." - Swahili (Eastern and Central Africa) Proverb 10855
8 Aug. 1999: "When the bag tears, the shoulders get a rest." Twi (Ghana) Proverb 7322
9 Sep. 1999: "If you educate a man you educate an individual, but if you educate a woman you educate a family (nation)." - Fanti (Ghana) Proverb 157342
10 Oct. 1999: "The bush in which you hide has eyes." - Gusii (Kenya) Proverb 9425
11 Nov. 1999: "One who bathes willingly with cold water doesn't feel the cold." - Fipa (Tanzania) Proverb 8195
12 Dec. 1999: " The wasp says that several regular trips to a mud pit enables it to build a house." - Ewe (Benin, Ghana and Togo) Proverb 7871

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