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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

Mombe yenzuma kufuma ivete kufunga chakadya nyanga dzayo

A hornless ox lying down early in the morning, puzzles over what ate up/ hindered the growth of its horns.

Tsumo

Ungaqali ngembeleko umntwana engakazalwa

Don't start with a baby carrying blanket before a child is born.

Isaga

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

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

Tsumo

Evuka muva ibanjwa yizinja

The animal that rises up late will be caught by dogs

Isaga

Guga sithebe kade wacholela

Worn out grinding mat, you have been used for grinding for a long time.

Isaga

Ura mapako hunozvara mbavha nomuroyi

A womb is an indiscriminate container, it bears a thief and a witch.

Tsumo

Akubuyelwa nganxanye kungemanzi

Only water moves in one direction.

Isaga

Jaha kutizisa mhandara kuona danga

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

Tsumo

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

Mwana kuberekwa vaviri, mugota hamuchemi kacheche

Conceiving a child requires two people, there are no cries of a baby in the bachelor quarters.

Tsumo

Akubuyelwa nganxanye kungemanzi

Only water moves in one direction.

Isaga

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