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A thorn can be removed by another thorn.Meaning: Atfer a break-up, a woman can be replaced by another woman. A man can be replaced by another man.
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Meaning: Atfer a break-up, a woman can be replaced by another woman. A man can be replaced by another man.
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Don’t set sail using someone else’s star.Meaning: Avoid copying someone else. Just because someone has been successful in what he/she does does not warrant that you will also be successful at the same thing. Answers Africa proverbs and meanings
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Meaning: Avoid copying someone else. Just because someone has been successful in what he/she does does not warrant that you will also be successful at the same thing. Answers Africa proverbs and meanings
African proverbs success
Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesnt matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle. When the sun comes up, you better start running.
African proverbs death
East African proverb, The man who hangs around a beautiful girl without proposing to her, ends up fetching water for guests at her wedding.You need to act fast. There are somethings that you have to say right on time.
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To be praised is to be lost. - Kikuyu, Kenya
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The orphan does not rejoice after a heavy breakfast. - Cape Coast, Ghana
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You are sitting in peace (unharmed): as the nose of a cow that feeds among thorntrees and shows no scars. Luganda, Uganda
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The pillar of the world is hope. - Kanuri proverb, Nigeria
African Proverbs hope
When cutting, look at the age of the machete. - Fulfulde, Nigeria
African Proverbs age
We should talk while we are still alive. - Kalenjin (Kenya)
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The eye is a coward. - Kalenjin (Kenya)
African Proverbs war
There is no bad patience. - (Knappert, p. 46, Swahili).
African Proverbs patience
The rainmaker who doesnt know what hes doing will be found out by the lack of clouds. Luganda, Uganda
African Proverbs rain
Goodness gets a seat. - Igala, Nigeria. (Pachocinski, p. 224; explanation: good people will be shown favors and will live longer).
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Gods rain falls even on the . - Fipa, Tanzania
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He flees from the roaring lion to the crouching lion. Sechuana
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By coming and going, a bird weaves its nest. Ashanti, Ghana
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Before the chicken carefully observe the character of your guest. Mandingo proverb
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If there is cause to someone, the cause to love has just begun. - Wolof proverb, Senegal
African Proverbs love
If one is roasting two potatoes, one of them is bound to get charred. - Kikuyu, Kenya.
African Proverbs ya
If your buttocks burn, you know you have done wrong.
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Instruction in youth is like engraving in stones. Berber, North Africa
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It is better to walk than curse the road. - Wolof proverb, Senegal
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One person is thin porridge or gruel; two or three people are a handful of stiff cooked corn meal. - Kuria, Kenya/Tanzania and Ngoreme, Tanzania
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Rising early makes the road short. - Wolof proverb, Senegal
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The best of mankind is a farmer; the best food is fruit. - Ethiopia
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Dogs do not actually prefer bones to meat,it is just that no one ever gives them meat. Akan proverb, West Africa
African Proverbs dogs
Do not tell the man carrying you that he stinks. Sierra Leone
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Do not follow a person who is running a way. - Kalenjin (Kenya)
African Proverbs ya
A donkey knows no gratitude. - (Knappert, p. 138, Swahili)
African Proverbs gratitude
A stranger does not skin a sheep that is paid as a fine at a chiefs court. - Cape Coast, Ghana
African Proverbs anger
A tree not taller than an ant cannot shade you. - Kanuri proverb, Nigeria
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Be on the alert, like the red ant that moves with its claws wide open. Uganda
African Proverbs law
Even a friend can not rescue one from old age. - Kalenjin (Kenya)
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The young cant teach traditions to the old. - Yoruba proverb
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You suffer from smoke produced by the firewood you fetched yourself. Luhya, Kenya
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A hyena cannot smell its own stench. - Kalenjin (Kenya)
African Proverbs ya
A mans wealth may be superior to him. Cameroon
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The elephant never gets tired of carrying its tusks. Vai, Liberia
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The crows, the idle person grumbles. - Yoruba, Nigeria
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