March 1, 2008

Jul. 2000 Proverb: ” Do not insult the hunting guide before the sun has set.” – Sukuma (Tanzania)

African Proverb of the Month July, 2000 Utizunduka chimba limi litinagwa. (Sukuma) Usimtukane kiongozi wa uwindaji jua halijatua. (Swahili) Do not insult the hunting guide before […]
March 1, 2008

Jun. 2000 Proverb: ” Even haplochromis (name of a small fish) employs tilapia (name of a large fish). ” – Luo (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda )

African Proverb of the Month June, 2000 Fulu bende oro ngege. – Luo Hata furu (uduvi) humtuma sato. – Swahili Even haplochromis (name of a small […]
March 1, 2008

May 2000 Proverb: ” How easy it is to defeat people who do not kindle fire for themselves.” – Tugen (Kenya)

African Proverb of the Month May, 2000 Takipar bich che meloljinge ma. (Tugen) How easy it is to defeat people who do not kindle fire for […]
March 1, 2008

Apr. 2000 Proverb: ” The groin pains in sympathy with the sore.” – Zulu (South Africa, Swaziland)

African Proverb of the Month April, 2000 Imbilaph’ ivun’ isilonda. (Zulu) The groin pains in sympathy with the sore. (English) Zulu (South Africa, Swaziland) Proverb Explanation […]
March 1, 2008

Mar. 2000 Proverb: “If you refuse the elder’s advice you will walk the whole day.” – Ngoreme (Tanzania)

African Proverb of the Month March, 2000 Utamirhe ya mokorho, urhagenda bwirhe. (Ngoreme) Kama ukikataa la mkubwa utatembea kutwa nzima. (Swahili) If you refuse the elder’s […]
March 1, 2008

Feb. 2000 Proverb: “A tender bamboo cannot be eagerly desired (for building).” – Chewa (Malawi) and Nyanja (Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia)

African Proverb of the Month February, 2000 Nsungwi ya mtuwa sisiliridwa. A tender bamboo cannot be eagerly desired (for building). Chewa (Malawi) Proverb Nyanja (Mozambique, Zimbabwe, […]
March 1, 2008

Jan. 2000 Proverb: “Two bulls can’t stay in the same kraal. ” – Tswana (Botswana)

African Proverb of the Month January, 2000 Poo, ga di nne pedi mo sakeng. Two bulls can’t stay in the same kraal. (English) Tswana (Botswana) Background: […]
March 1, 2008

Dec. 1999: ” The wasp says that several regular trips to a mud pit enables it to build a house.” – Ewe (Benin, Ghana and Togo) Proverb

African Proverb of the Month December, 1999 Lilî be de gbÇ, de gbÇe wotua xÇ. La guêpe dit que plusieurs voyages réguliers à un puits de […]
March 1, 2008

Nov. 1999: “One who bathes willingly with cold water doesn’t feel the cold.” – Fipa (Tanzania) Proverb

African Proverb of the Month November, 1999 Ichifulala ukasi chitisi kulemesha inzuusi. (Fipa) Anayeoga maji kwa hiari yake hata hisi baridi. (Swahili) One who bathes willingly […]