March 1, 2008

Aug. 1999: “When the bag tears, the shoulders get a rest.” Twi (Ghana) Proverb

Kotoku tew a, na mmati adwo. When the bag tears, the shoulders get a rest. Twi ( Ghana ) Explanation: As the day approached for my […]
March 1, 2008

Jul. 1999: “Better a curtain hanging motionless than a flag blowing in the wind.” – Swahili (Eastern and Central Africa) Proverb

Heri pazia kuliko bendera. Better a curtain hanging motionless than a flag blowing in the wind. Swahili (Eastern and Central Africa) Explanation: This common and popular […]
March 1, 2008

Jun. 1999: “When an enemy digs a grave for you, God gives you an emergency exit ” – Kirundi (Burundi) Proverb

Umwáansi aguciira icoobo, Imáana ikaguciira icaanzo. Quand l’ennemi creuse une tombe pour toi, Dieu te prépare une issue de secours(French) When an enemy digs a grave […]
March 1, 2008

May 1999: “The “hurry-hurry” person eats goat; the one who takes his or her time (or hesitates) eats beef. ” – Sesotho (Lesotho and South Africa) Proverb

Lepotla-potla le ja poli; lesisitheho le ja khomo. The "hurry-hurry" person eats goat; the one who takes his or her time (or hesitates) eats beef. Sesotho […]
March 1, 2008

Apr. 1999: “One person is thin porridge or gruel; two or three people are a lump (handful) of ugali (stiff cooked meal/flour from sorghum or millet). – Kuria (Tanzania and Kenya) Proverb

Omoonto umwi nkirunguuri, ababere nitoonge rebukima One person is thin porridge or gruel; two or three people are a lump (handful) of ugali (stiff cooked meal/flour […]
March 1, 2008

Mar. 1999: “Let the guest come so that the host or hostess may benefit (get well).” – Swahili (Eastern and Central Africa) Proverb

  Mgeni njoo, mwenyeji apone. Let the guest come so that the host or hostess may benefit (get well). Swahili (Eastern and Central Africa) Proverb Explanation: […]
March 1, 2008

Feb. 1999: “One who enters the forest does not listen to the breaking of the twigs in the brush. ” – Bemba (Zambia) Proverb

  Uwaingila mu mushintu, tomfwa nswanswa. One who enters the forest does not listen to the breaking of the twigs in the brush. Bemba (Zambia) Proverb […]
March 1, 2008

Jan. 1999: “By persevering the egg walks on legs. ” – Oromo (Ethiopia)Proverb

Turina keessatt killen millaan adeemti. By persevering the egg walks on legs. Oromo (Ethiopia) Proverb Explanation: "Waiting inside the egg eventually by foot goes." (Literal English […]
March 1, 2008

Nov. 1998: “It takes a whole village to raise a child.” – Igbo and Yoruba (Nigeria) Proverb

It takes a whole village to raise a child. Igbo and Yoruba (Nigeria) Proverb Explanation: This Igbo and Yoruba (Nigeria) proverb exists in different forms in […]