Malagasy Proverbs (129 Proverbs)


  • Even the dead in their family vaults enjoy being in large company.
    (Malagasy Proverb)

  • She is as undecided as an orphan: if she does not wash her hands, she will be told that she is a dirty child; if she washes her hands she will be told that she is wasting water.
    (Malagasy Proverb)

  • Behave like the chameleon: look forward and observe behind.
    (Malagasy Proverb)

  • Be like the mouth and the hand: when the hand is hurt the mouth blows on it, when the mouth is hurt the hand rubs it.
    (Malagasy Proverb)

  • As long as the mouse keeps still you can be sure that the cat stays on guard.
    (Malagasy Proverb)


  • Disgraced like a man whose own pet bites him.
    (Malagasy Proverb)

  • Ants can attack with a grain of rice.
    (Malagasy Proverb)

  • Crows bewail the dead sheep, and then eat them.
    (Malagasy Proverb)

  • Advice is a stranger; if he's welcome he stays for the night; if not, he leaves the same day.
    (Malagasy Proverb)

  • Crows are never the whiter for washing themselves.
    (Malagasy Proverb)

  • A patient that can swallow food makes the nurse doubtful.
    (Malagasy Proverb)

  • Cross the river among a crowd and the crocodile won't eat you.
    (Malagasy Proverb)

  • A man finds many faults in a woman when he wants to divorce, and finds many charms in one's fianc6e.
    (Malagasy Proverb)

  • Cross in a crowd and the crocodile won't eat you.
    (Malagasy Proverb)

  • A chicken that hatches a crocodile's eggs is looking for trouble.
    (Malagasy Proverb)

  • By getting angry, you show you are wrong.
    (Malagasy Proverb)

  • A canoe does not know who is king. When it turns over, everyone gets wet.
    (Malagasy Proverb)

  • Better to lose a little money than a little friendship.
    (Malagasy Proverb)

  • Better to be guilty in the eyes of men than in the eyes of God.
    (Malagasy Proverb)

  • The dying person cannot wait for the shroud to be woven.
    (Malagasy Proverb)

  • Flint and gunpowder: every time they meet there is an explosion.
    (Malagasy Proverb)

  • You think you are strong like the corn plant, yet the bean vine is already choking you.
    (Malagasy Proverb)

  • May your friendship not be like a stone: if it breaks you cannot put the pieces together. May it be like iron: when it breaks, you can weld the pieces back together.
    (Malagasy Proverb)

  • Do not be like a miser who saves for those who will bury him.
    (Malagasy Proverb)

  • To love the law is to lose money.
    (Malagasy Proverb)

  • If you try to cleanse others -- just like soap, you will waste away in the process!
    (Malagasy Proverb)

  • The dog's bark is not might but fright.
    (Malagasy Proverb)

  • Even the bottom of a basket finds something to hold.
    (Malagasy Proverb)

  • You may well have caught a bird, but have you a fire to roast it on?
    (Malagasy Proverb)

  • Marriage is not a tight knot, but a slip knot.
    (Malagasy Proverb)


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