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Chewa Proverb Collection

Kambalame kocenjera sikadiza kukolewa paulimbo.
The bird that pretended to know everything got caught. in the glue (in the trap).
(Bragging gets someone into trouble, make you despise the advice of others.)
Proverb No 267 collected by Toon van Kessel
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Bemba Proverb Collection

Akacemeko kakwashima tacakemeka bwino.
A borrowed filter never filters properly. (It is better to have your own rather than borrow because the owner might reclaim it before you have finished your work.)
Ngolefwaya kubomba bwino umulimo obe nokupwa bwangu, kano waikwatila ifibombelo fyobe wemwine. Pantu ifibombelo fyakwashima filenga umulimo ukufuba. (1.8)
Proverb No 48 collected by Frank Carey
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