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Site Last Update: 19 Nov, 2019

2016 African Proverb of the Month

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1 December, 2016 No, the bull will never bellow when it sleeps; neither will the cockerel ever crow without clapping its wings. Gusii (Kenya) Proverb 1707
2 November, 2016 A greedy man always has his eye on his wife’s pot. Kele (Democratic Republic of Congo) Proverb 1626
3 October, 2016 A dog cannot bark and bite at the same time. Chiga (Rwanda and Uganda) Proverb 1794
4 September, 2016 A child eats at his/her parents even if he/she has poured out the flour. Nyanga (Northern Kivu Province Walikale Territory, DRC) Proverb 2411
5 August 2016 No person is an island. Turkana (Kenya) Proverb 2831
6 July 2016 The stranger is a white chicken. Nyaturu (Tanzania) Proverb 3499
7 June 2016 The person who sees the in-laws to be bad is not the engaged woman. Tembo (DRC) Proverb 1978
8 May 2016 Your friend’s mother is your mother too. Digo (Mijikenda) Kenya Proverb 3533
9 April 2016 A funeral offers the opportunity for reconciliation. Nyala (Kenya) Proverb 1940
10 March 2016 A drummer and a singer are the beneficiary not the listener. Holoholo (DRCongo, Tanzania) Proverb 1874
11 February 2016 Members of the same family are open to each other and can discuss anything. Samburu (Kenya) Proverb 2303
12 January 2016 Marriage is a school. Tetela (Democratic Republic of Congo) Proverb 3129
 

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