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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 10:37 am    Post subject: African Proverbs  Reply with quote

If things are getting easier, maybe you're headed downhill.
{Proverb from Ghana}
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 1:42 am    Post subject: Idioms Reply with quote

Unless the wind blows we do not see the fowl's rump.
When we hear a house has fallen, do we ask if the ceiling fell with it?
When two locusts fight, the crow is always the one who feasts.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 12:15 pm    Post subject: Yoruba Quote Reply with quote

Ki ese ma gbe wa de ibi ti ori wa ko lo. (Yoruba)

May our feet not take us where our good fortune does not go.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let not what you cannot do tear you from what you can do.
[Ghanaian Proverb]
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 5:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ro aso mo idi, ro idi mo aso, ki idi sa ma ti gb'ofo
Aso o ba omoye mo, omoye ti rin ihoho de oja
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nite Angel,

Pls. include the translation for the benefit of those who don't understand Yoruba, so we can all enjoy and learn from the proverb.

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I apologise o, but nobody they translate English for me o and this thread na for African proverb. Usually the meaning gets lost in translation but I no go mind if anyone out there can do the honours.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nigerian and African Proverbs
Time destroys all things.
When a king has good counselors, his reign is peaceful.
Do not call the forest that shelters you a jungle.
Lack of knowledge is darker than night.
Examples of Proverbs
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A log thrown into the water does not become a crocodile.


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