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Chewa Proverb Collection

Nguwo yobwereka silimba m'thupi.
A borrowed piece of clothing does not stay long on the body.
(Borrowed things can be taken away at any time. Have your own things.)
Proverb No 735 collected by Toon van Kessel
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Bemba Proverb Collection

Batamfya icileya ulubilo: tee cileisa.
They chase the wild animal that is running away but not the one that is coming. (Ridiculing someone who claims to be brave but in fact is only good for killing dead things.)
Wilafunina ubuta pakalulu. Ukupilikita mufyabula incito washa imilimo iine iine. Calinga ukupoosa amano kufintu fyaciine tee kufishayafya.
Proverb No 220 collected by Frank Carey
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Our Aim: Empowering Christians in Zambia to face the challenges of contemporary and traditional cultures with openness and to encounter people of different Christian denominations, contemporary religious movements and religions.

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Lusaka (Bauleni, along Leopard's Hill Rd)/ Zambia


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