Credit of proverbs collecting: Sophia Thubauville
(see her booklet: Proverbs from Maale, southern Ethiopia, by Aisosh org.)
- 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.