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Chewa Proverb Collection

Namkungwi cilanga anzace, mwace sazira.
An instructor at the initiation teaches others, but in her own house she does not put new mud on the floor.
(Some teach others, but do not themselves do what they teach. Tell others to wash, but art dirty themselves.)
Proverb No 700 collected by Toon van Kessel
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Bemba Proverb Collection

Akapiso kapya kasamuna / kemuna no tulele.
The new piece of firewood disturbs those already on the heap. (Refers to a piece of mischief which make people remember all one's previous misdeeds.)
Umulandu nga wamoneka ulenga ukuti bebukishe ne yakale. (from Stephen Mpashi)
Proverb No 103 collected by Frank Carey
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