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Endangered African Proverbs Collections: Kuria (Kenya, Tanzania) Proverbs
One of the follow-ups to the African Proverbs Project (1993-1996) is the collection of African proverbs in languages that are small, not well known or in danger of dying out. These are called "Endangered African Proverbs Collections." A modest collection of 100 to 200 proverbs in these languages is being carried out through our four Regional Resource Centers in Africa.

A "Collection of 104 Kuria Proverbs" has just been carried out under the direction of the Hekima College Library in Nairobi, Kenya, the Regional Resource Center in Eastern Africa. Kuria is an important language but not known enough. The plan of this collection of Kuria proverbs is as follows:

Original proverb from the Kuria language (in alphabetical order):

                  3.   Swahili translation

4.    English translation

5.    Meaning of the proverb

6.    Application/use of the proverb

7.    Biblical application

A summary of the "Front Page" of the booklet of these 104 Kuria Proverbs is printed below.

Endangered African Proverbs Collections
A Continuation of the African Proverbs Project

Collection of 104 Kuria Proverbs

Northwestern Tanzania near Lake Victoria and
Southwestern Kenya in East Africa

Collected and Explained by Emmanuel P. Chacha

Research Committee
Maryknoll Language School
P. O. Box 298
Musoma, Tanzania

June, 1999

 

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