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Site Last Update: 20 Jul, 2019

2009 African Proverbs of the Month


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1 Jan. 2009: "The hunger that has hope for its satisfaction does not kill." - Igbo (Nigeria) Proverb 11900
2 Feb. 2009: "An elder's handbag is never completely empty." - Acholi (Uganda, Sudan) Proverb 11647
3 Mar. 2009: "If you get a fine harvest of maize don’t break your local brotherhood and sisterhood." - Bembe (Democratic Republic of the Congo – DRC, Tanzania) Proverb 8465
4 Apr. 2009: "Alive, we live in the same house or under the same roof. Dead, we rest in the same tomb." - Malagasy (Madagascar) Proverb 7920
5 May 2009: "A thieving dog knows itself." - Luyia (Kenya) Proverb 7514
6 Jun. 2009: “Go in that direction” does not mean that you go. To go means, “let’s go together!” - Sena (Mozambique) Proverb 10556
7 Jul. 2009: "There is no hyena without a friend." - Meru (Kenya) Proverb 10739
8 Aug. 2009: "Nobody kills an ignorant person who begs for wisdom." - Mafa (Cameroon, Nigeria and Niger) Proverb 9004
9 Sep 2009: "The one who milks the cow is not the same person as the one who removes (plucks out) ticks from a cow." - Gikuyu (Kenya) Proverb 8845
10 Oct. 2009: "A fish is the last to acknowledge the existence of water." (Ewe) Proverb 15188
11 Nov. 2009: "You would not entrust an old cooking pot to the care of a friend or associate." - Ganda (Uganda) Proverb 9221
12 Dec. 2009: "Like ants, eat little and carry the rest back to your home." (Bembe) DRC, Tanzania Proverb 22385
 

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