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2014 African Proverb of the Month

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1 November -December, 2014 Any goat can serve as bridewealth unless it has a defect Gikuyu (Kenya) Proverb 4001
2 October, 2014 A wife is the wealth. Tembo (Democratic Republic of the Congo – DRC) Proverb 3965
3 September 2014 Why do you behave like a woman whose son has just gotten married? Maasai (Kenya, Tanzania) Proverb 4170
4 August 2014 Two calabashes floating in a basin of water will touch each other, but not damage each other. Ewe (Ghana, Togo, Benin, and Nigeria) Proverb 3610
5 July, 2014 A mother is the cornerstone of the family. Somali (Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia) Proverb 5810
6 June, 2014 The house that is built well (like a fixed faith) doesn’t move any longer. Lwalu (Democratic Republic of the Congo – DRC) Proverb 2491
7 April-May 2014 - Home is for a husband and a wife. Gikuyu (Kenya) Proverb 8340
8 March 2014 - A faithful woman is a crown to her husband. Gusii (Kenya) Proverb 9792
9 February 2014 - The hoes of two people cultivating together in a field sometimes clash (hit) against each other. Sukuma (Tanzania) Proverb 6328
10 January 2014 - Every hill is a burial site. Rwanda (Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo [DRC]), Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda) Proverb 4440

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