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21 African Proverbs And The Countries It Originated From.

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By Fairladydiary | self meida writer
Published 18 days ago - 31 views

In this part of the world, when elders are speaking to their young ones, they use proverbs to drive home their point. Proverbs are words of wisdom. 

Here are some proverbs and where they originated from; 

1. If you think you have someone eating out of your hands, it is a good thing to count your fingers. (Nigerian Proverb)


2. T agree to have dialogue is the beginning of a peaceful resolution. (Somalian Proverb)


3. Even an ant can hurt an elephant. (South African proverb)


4. A joyful leader is not ignored. (Ugandan proverb)


5. Do good because of tomorrow. (Ghanaian proverb)


6. If a toad jumps around in the daytime, it is either chasing something or something is chasing it. (Nigerian proverb)


7. What forgets is the axe, but the tree that has been axed will never forget. (Zimbabwean proverb)


8. Home affairs are not talked about on the public square (Kenyan proverb)


9. Proverbs are the palm oil with which words are eaten. (Nigerian proverb)


10. Be glad you are unknown, for when you are known, you will wish you were not. (Ghanaian proverb) 


11. If two wise men always agree, then there's no need for one of them.(Zambian proverb)


12. Kings have no friends. (Senegalese proverb)


13. He who wants to be famous will have many sleepless nights. (African proverb)


14. Too much fear creates slavery. (Kenyan proverb)


15. The art of negotiating is acquired from childhood. (Congolese proverb)


16. A wise man never knows all, only fools knows everything. (African proverb)


17. When the bush is on fire, the antelope ceases to fear the bullet of the hunter. (Nigerian proverb) 

18. If the cockroach wants to rule over the chicken, then it must hire the fox as a body-guard. (Sierra Leonean proverb)

19. For the sake of peace, hard decisions must be made. (Tanzania proverb)

20. Making a decision I'd like putting a roof on a hit. (Malawian proverb)

21. A home without a mother is a desert. (Eritrean proverb) 

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