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Mitupo.org is a platform for restoring, preserving and celebrating african culture and identity and promoting african ownership of the evolution of our cultures.

It places our self knowledge at the centre of our development by providing the tools in order to understand ourselves better and instill and promote the values of "unhu/ubuntu".

Most Recent Proverb

Uswa hwenyati (hwembizi) ndohuri mudumbu, huri pamuromo inofa nahwo

The grass of the buffalo (or Zebra) is in its belly, as for the grass on its mouth, it may die with it there.

Tsumo

Wahlangana lembila zithutha

He met the dassies moving home.

Isaga

Jaha kutizisa mhandara kuona danga

For a young man to make a young woman elope, he must have cattle.

Tsumo

Uluma ephozisa njengegundwane

S/he bites and soothes like a rat.

Isaga

Imbila yaswela umsila ngokulayezela

The dassie (rock rabbit) failed to get a tail as a result of instructing others to go and get a tail on its behalf.

Isaga

Kana wodya imbwa, idya hono; Kudya imbwa, idya hono

When you eat a dog, eat the most vicious male one.

Tsumo

Inkomo isengwa ngoyaziyo

A cow is milked by the person who knows it.

Isaga

Mwoyochena unobayisa

A kind heart gets one killed.

Tsumo

Inkomo isengwa ngoyaziyo

A cow is milked by the person who knows it.

Isaga

Chikomba chinovirima kwacho

The lover feels confident at their own home.

Tsumo

Isalakutshelwa sibona ngomopho

A person who refuses to be told learns by the flow of his/her blood.

Isaga

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