Kenyan Tribes

Proverbs & Sayings – Luo

29 December 2017

From Rose Nyakwaka Aora mar wat iridrok ye mos – Tread softly in matters concerning relatives. Do not be too hard on themKar chuny jatuo – Give a sick person what [...]

Proverbs & Sayings – Kikuyu

29 March 2016

From Solomon Maina Kwa mwaria gûkîûra, kwa mûkiri kûorire tene.This implies on the person who speaks out his/her problems out vs the reticent/introvert who keeps things [...]

Proverbs & Sayings – Maasai

18 February 2016

From Lynn Dikirr Menyaanyuk enchikati enkutuk o enolkurum – Bad words (abuse) coming from the mouth is worse than a fart i.e what you say with your mouth will not be [...]

Proverbs & Sayings – Borana

14 November 2015

From John Guyo in Marsabit, Kenya. Opsan qaloman – Patience makes a king. Send us more proverbs editor.wakenyacanada@gmail.com ~Wakenya [...]

Proverbs & Sayings – Mbeere

7 November 2015

From Prof. Kioko Ireri Mundu muka ni ndia ndiku – A woman is a deep sea.Ngiti ya gukumu ikumagira ndegeri – A dog which always barks will also bark at the plane. [...]

Proverbs & Sayings – Kamba

23 October 2015

From Ruth Mwende Nguli syoonthe iyiania musuoni umwe. – All monkeys cannot hang on one branch.Utatembeaa aasya iny’ia nowe wisi kuua – The person who has [...]

Proverbs & Sayings – Kalenjin

14 October 2015

From Vincent Bartoo Ngosamis murya kobo kot nebo – Even if a rat smells, it belongs to some family. This proverb is used mainly to encourage families with wayward [...]

Proverbs & Sayings – Luhya

26 September 2015

From Isaiah Esipisu; Abanyole (Luhya) Community Ria omululu wakona khabili – Be fearful of the mighty in order to see another day.Amatsi kaila omwellema – Water [...]
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