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Chewa Proverb Collection

Kuseri kumvenji.
What can you hear when you are on the far side.
(A person who lives on the far side does not hear the gossip of the village. No one tells him anything.)
Proverb No 397 collected by Toon van Kessel
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Bemba Proverb Collection

Mpumi nkulu ifumye nondo.
A venerable face made a hammer be produced. (An old person should not have to ask for something, the expression on his face is sufficient. / A respectable countenance / a high position is more effective than a lot of talk. One who commands respect will get what he wants.)
Umukalamba nga cakuti alefwaya cimo icinso cakwe cilalanga; mupeele, wilalolela ukuti alombe.
Proverb No 817 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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