Maale Proverbs

Credit of proverbs collecting: Sophia Thubauville

(see her booklet: Proverbs from Maale, southern Ethiopia, by Aisosh org.)

  1. Maddo assi kaphanne, abi assi kaphoase.

The work is waiting for a person, while the sun is not waiting him.

2. Kati ba matzi bunnida fekenne.

Without a leader, the bees would enjoy the flowers all day long.

3. Waizzi batsi ajo saggi mich’enne.

A deaf person laughs when he sees teeths.

4. Lali kanke mari tsod’oase.

Into a house that has been maintained by a woman, rain doe’s not enter.

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