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2008 African Proverbs of the Month

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1 Jan. 2008: "I have been bitten by a tsetse fly." - Sukuma (Tanzania) Proverb 7705
2 Feb. 2008: "When God cooks, you don't see smoke." - Kaonde (Zambia) Proverb 9446
3 Mar. 2008: "Leave bad things, talk peace." - Sheng (Kenya) Sayings 12031
4 Apr. 2008: "The water pot presses upon the small circular pad." - Acholi (Uganda) Proverb 6307
5 May 2008: "A tree is known by its fruit. " - Zulu (South Africa, Swaziland) Proverb 18209
6 Jun. 2008: "Great fires erupt from tiny sparks." - Arabic (Libya) Proverb 10913
7 Jul. 2008: "A child of the kwale bird learns how to fly." - Tonga (Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe) Proverb 7526
8 Aug. 2008: "A chicken that keeps scratching the dung-hill will soon find the mother’s thigh bones." Ewe (Ghana, Benin, Nigeria and Togo) Proverb 9896
9 Sep. 2008: "A stubborn person sails in a clay boat." - Haya (Tanzania) Proverb 10548
10 Oct. 2008: "A deaf ear is followed by death and an ear that listens is followed by blessings." - Samburu (Kenya) Proverb 9837
11 Nov. 2008: "It is only a male elephant that can save another one from a pit." - Lega (Democratic Republic of the Congo - DRC) Proverb 6647
12 Dec. 2008: "When a leaf falls to the ground, the tree gets the blame/the shame goes to the tree." - Nyanja (Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe), Chewa (Malawi) Proverb 7837
 

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