Creative Proverbs from Ethiopia  
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Location: Eastern Africa, west of Somalia
Population: 64,117,452 - Capital: Addis Ababa
Ethnics Groups: Oromo 40%, Amhara and Tigre 32%, Sidamo 9%, Shankella 6%, Somali 6%, Afar 4%, Gurage 2%, other 1%
Languages: Amharic, Tigrinya, Orominga, Guaraginga, Somali, Arabic, other local languages, English (major foreign language taught in schools)
Religions: Muslim 45%-50%, Ethiopian Orthodox 35%-40%, animist 12%, other 3%-8%

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Proverbs from Ethiopia
A cat may go to a monastery, but she still remains a cat.
A fool is thirsty in the midst of water.
The point of the needle must pass first.
A fool and water will go the way they are diverted.
A blade won't cut another blade; a cheat won't cheat another cheat.

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