December 1, 2009

Dec. 2009: “Like ants, eat little and carry the rest back to your home.” (Bembe) DRC, Tanzania Proverb

African Proverb of the MonthDecember 2009 Wabiute, walya watundila uenyu. (Bembe) Kama siafu, kula sehemu ndogo na peleka nyingine nyumbani. (Swahili)Comme les fourmis, mange peu et […]
November 1, 2009

Nov. 2009: “You would not entrust an old cooking pot to the care of a friend or associate.” – Ganda (Uganda) Proverb

African Proverb of The MonthNovember 2009 Ssentamu nkadde, togiteresa munno. (Ganda) Hutoacha chungu chako kizee kitunzwe na rafiki yako. (Swahili) On ne laisse pas sa vieille […]
October 1, 2009

Oct. 2009: “A fish is the last to acknowledge the existence of water.” (Ewe) Proverb

African Proverb of the MonthOctober 2009 Akpa le tome gake menya tsi fe vevie nyenyeo. (Ewe)A fish is in water but does not know the importance […]
September 1, 2009

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

African Proverb for the MonthSeptember 2009 Mukami tiwe muruti nguha. (Gikuyu)Aanayekama no tofauti sana na anayetoa (ng’ombe) kupe/mbung’o. (Swahili)The one who milks the cow is not […]
August 1, 2009

Aug. 2009: “Nobody kills an ignorant person who begs for wisdom.” – Mafa (Cameroon, Nigeria and Niger) Proverb

African Proverb for the MonthAugust 2009 Ta kda ndo n’rezla’a man a tètèkè maya azbai. (Mafa) On ne tue pas l’ignorant qui mendie la sagesse. (French) […]
July 1, 2009

Jul. 2009: “There is no hyena without a friend.” – Meru (Kenya) Proverb

African Proverb for the MonthJuly 2009 Gũtirΐ mbiti itari mũnyanya.  (Meru) Hapana fisi asiye na rafiki. (Swahili) There is no hyena without a friend. (English)     […]
June 1, 2009

Jun. 2009: “Go in that direction” does not mean that you go. To go means, “let’s go together!” – Sena (Mozambique) Proverb

African Proverb of the MonthJune 2009 “Pita uko,” si kuenda. Kwenda ndi “Tiyende kuno!” (Sena) “Vai nesta direcção” não é andar. Andar significa “vamos embora juntos!” […]
May 1, 2009

May 2009: “A thieving dog knows itself.” – Luyia (Kenya) Proverb

African Proverb of the Month May 2009 Imbwa inzifu yemanya. (Luyia) Mbwa aibaye yuajijua. (Swahili) A thieving dog knows itself. (English)   Luyia (Kenya) Proverb Background, […]
March 31, 2009

Apr. 2009: “Alive, we live in the same house or under the same roof. Dead, we rest in the same tomb.” – Malagasy (Madagascar) Proverb

African Proverb of the Month April 2009 Velona iray trano, maty iray fasana. (Malagasy) Vivant, nous habitons sous le même toît. Mort, nous nous reposons dans […]