Creative Proverbs from the Swahili Culutre
Creative Proverbs from the . .
Swahili* Culture
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Background: Swahili, also called Kiswahili, is a Bantu language primarily of Eastern Africa. The dialect spoken in Zanzibar Town (kiUnjuga) was chosen as the basis for the Swahili to be used in publishing and education throughout East Africa. In addition to creative writing, there has been a long tradition of historical writing in Swahili, antedating the colonial era. In more recent times, linguistic studies and a body of literary criticism in the language have begun to develop and grow.

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Proverbs from the Swahili Culture
There are three things which if one does not know, one cannot live long in the world: what is too much for one, what is too little for one, and what is just right for one.
Aiming isn't hitting.
Don't plant a seed in the sea.
If you destroy a bridge, be sure you can swim.
A fly does not mind dying in coconut cream.

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