Proverbs & Sayings – Maasai
Mwacha mila ni mtumwa!
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 forgotten easily but a fart will go with the wind.
- Merrip oldia inkang’tie are – A dog cannot guard two homes.
- Medol Ilala osina – Teeth don’t see trouble/poverty i.e people can still laugh even when in lots of trouble.
- Meing’ua oloitiko isirat lenyena – A zebra takes its stripes wherever it goes. You can never leave/forget your culture.
- Memurut emurt endukuya – The neck can never get above the head.
- Metii ng’en eleji – No one is wise that has been fooled/lied to.
- Meituruk enkume – The nose can never lead.