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Chewa Proverb Collection

Nkhani sidzala mtanga (or: thadza).
Talking does not fill the basket (or: the big basket).
(We should work, not just chat. Talking produces nothing.)
Proverb No 751 collected by Toon van Kessel
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Bemba Proverb Collection

Insoni: mwenso.
Shyness is fear.
Ekutiila icintu nga nushininkisha teekuti utine amenso ya bantu. Ushikwete mwenso ne nsoni kuti shamwansha ukukwata. Uukwete umwenso nensoni kuti shamwikata. Iyoo mukwai, insoni shalishanjikata, epamo nokutiila umwenso waliwanjikata. (from Stephen Mpashi)
Proverb No 605 collected by Frank Carey
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