Tag Archives: Proverbs

Konso – Innayya a Kaharta ka innayya a Qayranta (The lamb and the cub of the leopard)

Written by: Dinote Kusia Shenkere          Edited by Dr. Ongaye Oda Orkaydo Innayya a Kaharta ka Innayya a Qayranta’e ollin moottummi ka ollin kahanni. Umma toollaassu inupan. Urta takkaayye, a ollin kahanne nakayin kammaayye tikkaassupa kalin ka toollaassutil lelin. Innayya a … Continue reading

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Sumali proverbs

Collected by: African Proverbs, Sayings and stories (visit to read proverbs explanations)   Guri ann hooyo lahayni aaa, lama degaan.   (A mother is the cornerstone of the family)

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Burji proverbs

Collected by: African Proverbs, Sayings and stories (visit to read proverbs explanations)   Yessera itta kkalli iharali.     (A good name is better than a nice scent)

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Turkana proverbs

Collected by: African Proverbs, Sayings and stories (visit to read proverbs explanations)     Emam itwaan emam akar epei    (No person is an island)

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Rundi proverbs

  Collected by: Tevel-Burundi   3. Iy’ubwoba irahweza    Fear increases consciousness. (By KWIZERA Esperance) 4. Uwugusize intambwe aba agusize    The first bird catches the warm. (By NIYONSABA Spès) 5. Ntawurya akatamugoye    No sweet comes without sweat  (By HAVYARIMANA Judith) … Continue reading

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Ewe proverbs

Collected by: Cephas yao Agbemenu,  African proverbs,sayings and stories (visit to read proverbs explanations)   1.   Koklo ka koli dzi, eno fe atafu nue wokena do.  A chicken that keeps scratching the dung-hill will soon find the mother’s thigh bones.  … Continue reading

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Luo proverbs

Collected by:  African proverbs,Sayings and stories (visit to read proverbs explanation)   1. Agulu kidiedi maonge tach.                                                   … Continue reading

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Ganda proverbs

Collected by:  African proverbs,Sayings and stories (visit to read proverbs explanation)   1. Abayita ababiri bajjukanya (=bejjukanya).     Those who walk together warn each other. (Unity is strength)  2. Ssentamu nkadde, togiteresa munno.     You would not entrust an old cooking pot … Continue reading

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Maasai Proverbs

Collected by:  African proverbs,Sayings and stories (visit to read proverbs explanation)   1.  Ainyoo pee iton enaa enkitok nayamishe?      Why do you behave like a woman whose son has just gotten married? 

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Fipa Proverbs

Collected by:  African proverbs,Sayings and stories (visit to read proverbs explanation)   1. Ichifulala ukasi chitisi kulemesha inzuusi.     One who bathes willingly with cold water doesn’t feel the cold.

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