News ☛ ☆FUNNY KIKUYU PROVERBS☆ and funny Kikuyu quotes and the explanation of their meaning will educate you on some of the Kikuyu. Meaning. People laughs at those in trouble even when they are the next in line. Source: Macmillan (). 1, Kikuyu proverbs: with translations and English. Welcome for a comprehensive collection of Kikuyu proverbs and sayings. Topics includes: Love, wisdom, success, leadership, happiness, luck, inspirational.

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Ciathanaga ikigua, itiathanaga kikuyuu Birds agree when flying down, but do not agree when flying up. People laughs at those in trouble even when they are the next in line. They will find in the book the key for understanding the point of view and psychology of the Akikuyu.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. There are not gains without pains. When you receive two visitors at the same time, you cannot treat them in the same manner, because they have different tastes. The proverb originates in the legend of Wacu, the most despised amongst the wives of a rich man who never gave her any presents. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? For each proverb there is given first the literal translation followed when necessary by a short explanation of its meaning kikuyj application, and finally the English equivalent where one could be found.

Strength does not correspond with courage. August 6, at 8: One would like a return to the time when cancer, diabetes, heart disease, strokes, and high blood pressure were unknown. The Kikuyu Proverbs by G. Angimituiria na umirite ndangimiona rikii He who seeks his goat with the man who ate it, is certain not to find it.

The man in the cold region of the earth lroverbs require a higher metabolic rate than you and therefore is more tolerant to sugars. The ceremony is physically painful, but the candidate is expected to face the operation without wincing.


Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Love, wisdom, success, leadership, happiness, luck, inspirational. Change seeds taking them from different calabashes.

That is, if you were to draw a graph of the uptake kikiyu sugar and its conversion into heat it would have to be quite gentle. Symo 11 July at Where there is a will there is a way. The Kikuyu use the proverb to say that God takes care of His poor. Starting proverbbs the day of kikuyi betrothal the price is paid gradually.

Gathutha konagia mundu njira A little, contemptible path is sometimes the one that leads you to the highway Little strokes fell great oaks. Agikuyu moi kuhitha ndia, matiui kuhitha uhoro The Kikuyu know how to conceal their quiver, but do not know how to conceal their secrets. I am greatly indebted to Mrs. Me do not know hard firewood, but only lops people put aside hard tasks and devote themselves only to easy ones.

Gatundu koragithirie Watatua A secret agreement enabled people to kill Watatua Watatua was a powerful Chief, invincible in open combat, who was killed at night by a few men Secret union means strength. The proverb means that unsatisfactory excuses provebrs insufficient kikuyyu. This commitment to paying the bride proverns is always monitored from day one, and it would be a bad show if the husband breaks the covenant and demands the bride price return.

In addition to the vast resources this East African nation has, it also boasts of a rich cultural diversity. This great Kikuyu proverb is a cautionary proverb and warns against polygamy. Cia athuri inyuagira thutha The elders drink afterwards i. Andu matari ndundu mahuragwo na njuguma imwe People who have not secret agreement are beaten by a single club. I am glad to offer this selection of Kikuyu proverbs to the young Akikuyu, makers of the future of the tribe.


Some soldiers are only soldiers when talking. Ciunagwo rukomo, kimenyi akamenya ikiunwo We speak byh proverb: Good ware makes a quick market.

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Giathi kiriagwo ni kingi One appointment is eatedn by another Today kills yesterday. Gakunywo kagira thooko The fool takes many people with him It is said of people who, when invited to a feast, instead of going alone, take others with them A fool cannot bear his own company. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

The mundu mugi Kikuyu proverbs have been used to pass and communicate wisdom far and beyond the Kikuyu nation. Due to their being translated by foreigners to the culture, although diligent scholars, the translations were sometimes not very accurate. Home affairs have their staff, which cannot be brandished by anyone but the head of the house.

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Sections of this page. Aka matiri cia ndiiro no cia nyiniko Women have no upright words, but only crooked ones The Kikuyu use the proverb to say that women keep no secrets and seldom tell the oikuyu. Andu matari ndundu mahuragwo na njuguma imwe People who have not secret agreement are beaten by a single club. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Skip to kkkuyu Open Menu. Ancient Kikuyus used this proverb to mean that women keep no secrets, and they rarely kikugu the truth.

The proverb means that it is easy for a swarm of birds to alight together, while it is difficult to get up together since after eating their fill they will fly up separately. Nobody knows where he goes, but only whence he comes.