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Chewa Proverb Collection

Momwe asamba mfulu, kapolo m'momwemo.
Where the master washes, there the slave washes too.
(The luck, money and facilities which the master has, spreads to the servants too. They profit from their masters possessions even without asking.)
Proverb No 598 collected by Toon van Kessel
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Bemba Proverb Collection

Kandekuya kuli mayo, ne busefwe nshilata milale.
Let me go (back) to my mother, while I a busefwe mushroom have not yet developped cracks (= before my skin cracks [from the heavy work of house wife]). (The busefwe mushroom [edible] is smooth when small and develops cracks as it grows.)
Ici cifumine kuli Mutanti, ulwimbo lwa banakashi. Ekutiila icupo candi ici cafulisha muno ulucu kankabwelele kumwesu nacula muno, pantu nomubili wandi uwaweme nomba naubipa, ndelepuka na mang'a. Kabili calola nakubafyashi. Umwanakashi nga acula mumulandu walubulwa bufyashi aumfwa ne fyebo fyafula kubalefwaya utwishikulu apakutiila ine ndi busefwe nshilata milale kankabafuminepo bakashale baupa umufyashi munabo. (from Stephen Mpashi)
Proverb No 658 collected by Frank Carey
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