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Site Last Update: 22 Mar, 2018

2009 African Proverbs of the Month

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1 Jan. 2009: "The hunger that has hope for its satisfaction does not kill." - Igbo (Nigeria) Proverb 10751
2 Feb. 2009: "An elder's handbag is never completely empty." - Acholi (Uganda, Sudan) Proverb 10921
3 Mar. 2009: "If you get a fine harvest of maize don’t break your local brotherhood and sisterhood." - Bembe (Democratic Republic of the Congo – DRC, Tanzania) Proverb 7841
4 Apr. 2009: "Alive, we live in the same house or under the same roof. Dead, we rest in the same tomb." - Malagasy (Madagascar) Proverb 7265
5 May 2009: "A thieving dog knows itself." - Luyia (Kenya) Proverb 6948
6 Jun. 2009: “Go in that direction” does not mean that you go. To go means, “let’s go together!” - Sena (Mozambique) Proverb 9665
7 Jul. 2009: "There is no hyena without a friend." - Meru (Kenya) Proverb 9530
8 Aug. 2009: "Nobody kills an ignorant person who begs for wisdom." - Mafa (Cameroon, Nigeria and Niger) Proverb 8343
9 Sep 2009: "The one who milks the cow is not the same person as the one who removes (plucks out) ticks from a cow." - Gikuyu (Kenya) Proverb 8180
10 Oct. 2009: "A fish is the last to acknowledge the existence of water." (Ewe) Proverb 13343
11 Nov. 2009: "You would not entrust an old cooking pot to the care of a friend or associate." - Ganda (Uganda) Proverb 8424
12 Dec. 2009: "Like ants, eat little and carry the rest back to your home." (Bembe) DRC, Tanzania Proverb 21267