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Chewa Proverb Collection

M'ciuno mwa mwana simufa nkhuku.
The waist of a child doesn't get a chicken
(When people dance well, they are often given gifts. The gift of a chicken for good dancing is reserved for adults. Praise and reward is not always given to those who deserve it.)
Proverb No 542 collected by Toon van Kessel
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Bemba Proverb Collection

Abekala mumupundu, ebomfwa uko impundu shilepona / uko shipona
Those who sit near the 'mupundu' tree are the ones who hear when / where the 'mpundu' fruits fall. (Only eye witnesses can be really trusted.)
Ububi nelyo ubusuma bwa muntu bomfwa kubo bangala nabo. Ubusuma nangu ububi bwacupo, bomfwa kubaupana. Nga ulefyaya ukwishiba ubusuma bwamushi nangu ubwacaalo kano waipusha abekalamo; ico bakweba ninshi ecishinka, ukonke nga mwikala nabo bwino. Uwikele pamo pene tekuti eshibe ifilecitika ukutali. Abati uwamwene ciswango nga akweba ifyo caciba tekuti ukwate amaka ya kumukanya we ushacibako. Nga bakusokasokako cenjela.
Proverb No 25 collected by Frank Carey
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