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African Proverbs

Kikuyu Proverbs of Kenya

A word in the heart does not win. Two waterfalls do not hear each other. A fool has many days. An elder can be advised but never insulted. An elephant is not overpowered by its tusks. Cooked food is not…

Masai Proverbs

A bargain cannot be held in the palm of the hand. A blind sheep might chance across rain water. A bull cannot bellow in two places at once. A lie cannot fill the palm. A lion can run faster than…

Gusii Proverbs of Kenya

The bush in which you hide has eyes.  

Bukusu Proverbs of Kenya

A child does not fear treading on dangerous ground until he or she gets hurt.  

Akamba Proverbs of Kenya

A woman’s stomach does not grow if she is not pregnant. All monkeys cannot hang on one branch. An old man doesn’t know what makes him herd again. A big goat does not snort without reason. Despite your bark, you’ll…

African Proverbs on Love

The proverb “Love is Blind” is attributed to many sources including Africa. Here are many more interesting and thought provoking African proverbs about love. The quarrel of lovers is the renewal of love. ~Moroccan Proverb True love means what’s mine…