October 3, 2021

October 2021 African Proverb of the Month
The monitor lizard has stuck on a rock.
Sukuma (Tanzania) Proverb

Mbulu yashinitale. (Sukuma) Kenge ameng’ata jiwe. (Swahili) Le varan s’est collé sur un rocher. (French) The monitor lizard has stuck on a rock(English) Sukuma (Tanzania) Proverb […]
August 31, 2021

September, 2021 African Proverb of the Month
The person who doesn’t know how to groan has not yet been in pain.
Gweno (Tanzania) Proverb

Mundu utakuiwa ndamanya woo wa kukwiw’a. (Gweno) Asiyejua kugumia bado hajakuwa na uchungu. (Swahili) Celui qui ne sait pas gémir n’a jamais été en douleur. (French) […]
August 2, 2021

August, 2021 African Proverb of the Month
Life without courage is like a bicycle without a wheel.
Bembe (DR Congo) Proverb

Búlamu bila bidii ele’ité Kinga éshi’été makúlú. (Bembe) Maisha bila bidii ni kama baskeli bila miguu. (Swahili) La vie sans courage est comme un velo sans […]
June 30, 2021

July, 2021 African Proverb of the Month
The way is in the mouth.
Sukuma (Tanzania) Proverb

Nzila ili munomo. (Sukuma) Njia ipo mdomoni. (Swahili) Le chemin est dans la bouche. (French) The way is in the mouth. (English) Sukuma (Tanzania) Proverb Background, […]
June 2, 2021

June, 2021 African Proverb of the Month
Only the one carrying a needle in his or her clothes knows the discomfort.
Luba (Democratic Republic of the Congo) Proverb

Kashingi muditela, muena bwalu buenda mudimanya. (Luba) Asikiaye uchungu wa sindano, ni yule anaye ibeba. (Swahili) Seul celui qui porte l’aiguille dans ses vêtements connait la […]
May 2, 2021

May 2021 African Proverb of the Month
You earn a living when you try, when you put in an effort.
Zigula (Tanzania) Proverb

Riziki nkujeza. (Zigula) Riziki ni kujaribu. (Swahili) Vous gagnez votre vie quand vous essayez, faites un effort. (French) You earn a living when you try, when […]
March 31, 2021

April 2021 African Proverb of the Month
A wise person is the one who listens to counsel.
Gikuyu (Kenya) Proverb

Muugi ni mutaare (Gikuyu) Mtu mwenye busara ni yule anayesikiliza ushauri.  (Swahili) Une personne sage est celle qui écoute les conseils. (French) A wise person is […]
February 1, 2021

February-March, 2021 The pursuit of grasshoppers is done in the morning. Sukuma (Tanzania) Proverb

Isunga ng’humbi lili dilu. (Sukuma) Utafutaji wa panzi ni asubuhi. (Swahili) La poursuite des sauterelles se fait le matin. (French) The pursuit of grasshoppers is done […]
January 7, 2021

January 2021 Your elder sibling’s pocket or bag does not contain your savings/contents. Ganda (Uganda) Saying

Ensawo ya mukuluwo tekuterekera. (Ganda) Mfuko wa mkubwao haukubebei chako. (Swahili) La poche de ton ainé ne contient rien pour toi.  (French) Your elder sibling’s pocket […]