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Site Last Update: 19 Jan, 2020

2019 African Proverb of the Month

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1 December, 2019 When the fool gets enlightened, the shrewd get into trouble. Pare (Tanzania) Proverb 617
2 November, 2019 Too many fishing baskets in the water cannot prevent you from dipping yours. Toro (Uganda) Proverb 431
3 October 2019, Even an elephant, that is, an important person, can be sent. Sukuma (Tanzania) Proverb 923
4 September 2019, It is the master (king) who minds about his or her slave. Haya (Tanzania) Proverb 1296
5 August, 2019, It doesn't matter how tall your grandfather was. Medumba (Cameroon) Proverb 1320
6 July 2019, The case of good persons must be judged in a similar way as that of bad ones. Gikuyu (Kenya) Proverb 1291
7 June 2019, An elephant is not overwhelmed by its trunk. Sukuma (Tanzania) Proverb 1543
8 May, 2019 The brotherhood/sisterhood of ducks is known inside the sack. Gweno (Tanzania) Proverb 940
9 April, 2019 Where a tooth is removed there remains a gap. Soga (Uganda) Proverb 1166
10 March 2019, If you cannot run fast, then you must learn how to hide. Ewe (SE Ghana, Southern Togo, Benin and SW Nigeria) Proverb 1241
11 February 2019, The medicine for a rising river is to go back. Sukuma (Tanzania) Proverb 1163
12 January 2019, The bad things you do to others may later be done to you too. Kipsigis (Kenya) Proverb 1182