Malawian Proverbs & Sayings (59 Proverbs)


  • When the curry is tasty, the rice is hard.
    (Malawian Proverb)

  • Blow your horn in a herd of elephants; crow in the company of cockerels; bleat in a flock of goats.
    (Malawian Proverb)

  • The betrothed of good is evil; the betrothed of life is death; the betrothed of love is divorce.
    (Malawian Proverb)

  • He can see a louse as far away as China but is not aware of an elephant on his nose.
    (Malawian Proverb)

  • When it's warm the pea loses its pod.
    (Malawian Proverb)


  • As if it weren't bad enough to fall, the ladder lands on top of you.
    (Malawian Proverb)

  • One muddy buffalo makes the whole herd dirty.
    (Malawian Proverb)

  • Gold is a debt we can repay, but kindness not till our dying day.
    (Malawian Proverb)

  • When a dead tree falls, the woodpeckers profit from his death.
    (Malawian Proverb)

  • As a child, is a man wrapped in his mother's womb; as an adult, in tradition; comes death, and he is wrapped in earth.
    (Malawian Proverb)


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