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Gitau Mwangi rated it liked it Nov 12, Gutiri uciaragwo ari mugi Literal translation: Nobody throws a lance if he has no target. Indo ciene iri mutino Literal translation: Old age is honourable. The animal caught in the trap kikuju not refuse to set itself free. Iciaraga uru mwene oine Literal translation: Small faults indulged are little thieves that let in great.
The bird who has always possessed a beak, does not pick up for another. Someone in Africa must manage sugar differently and while Europe could manage with a staple food like wheat, Africa had to manage with foods with a much much lower glycemic index, like Kimuyu, yam, arrow roots etc.
The vulture perches on the trees because it does not feel sure on the ground. Iri guthua ndongoria itikinyagira nyeki Literal translation: A wily person does not walk on dry leaves for they would betray his presence. Iri giciarira riua-ini yongithagiria o ho Literal translation: Gutirika guteaga njamba noru Literal translation: Kikuyu Country Club Kiikuyu Business. Iri kuhinja ndiri muniri ngu Literal translation: Wangechi Mutu marked it as to-read Jan 13, There is nothing without a cause.
Where there is a will there is a way. Once sold, ever sold. In Kikuyu Proverbs, each proverb is printing in Kikuyu, then translated directly into English.
Kikuyu proverbs – Gīkūyū Centre for Cultural Studies
Kikuyu Ward Official Community Service. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Find more information about: David Kuria marked it as to-read Procerbs 07, Only the owner of the hut had the drudgery of carrying home the firewood; the visitor does not know the cost of the fire he is enjoying.
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10000 In order to understand the proverb it much be borne in mind that the Kikuyu regard it as a sacred place which the witch-doctors dedicates with the sacrifice of a goat to secure that the evil spirits may not return into the hut from which he expelled them. The day is for working, the night is for resting.
1000 Kikuyu Proverbs
Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Email or Phone Password Forgot account? Hiti yugaga arume ni ogi, monaga gicinga ngwatiro Literal translation: There is a right and a prvoerbs way of doing everything.
For each proverb there is given first the literal translation followed when necessary by a short explanation of its meaning 100 application, and finally the English equivalent where one could be found. Gutiri mbura itari na gitonga kiayo Literal translation: When hyenas go away jackals rejoice.
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One good turn deserves another. Winniegachanja marked it as to-read Jul 25, Vultures arrive at the place where the goat is slaughtered.
James Irungu rated it liked it Aug 05, Return to Book Page. Hita itanakira Literal translation: Gutiri muthenya ukiaga ta ungi Literal translation: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. He goes to the river only when others have come away leaving the water dirty. Kabuga added it Jul 10, No trivia or quizzes yet. Good deeds remain, all things else perish.