The Online Encyclopedia and Dictionary






African proverbs

  • Evil enters like a needle and spreads like an oak tree.
    • Ethiopian
  • The mouse is silent while laboring, but when the baby is conceived, she cries.
    • Ethiopian
  • What you cannot see during the day, you will not see at night.
    • West African
  • A toad does not jump around in the daytime, unless something is after its life.
    • Nigerian
  • A bird that flies from the ground onto an anthill, does not know that it is still on the ground.
    • Nigerian
  • When mother cow is cropping grass, her young one watches her mouth.
    • Nigerian

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