Yoruban Proverbs & Sayings (51 Proverbs)


  • You can't stop a pig from wallowing in the mud.
    (Yoruban Proverb)

  • Gossips always suspect that others are talking about them.
    (Yoruban Proverb)

  • You cannot shave a man's head in his absence.
    (Yoruban Proverb)

  • Because friendship is pleasant, we partake of our friend's entertainment; not because we have not enough to eat in our own house.
    (Yoruban Proverb)

  • When wood breaks it can be repaired, but ivory breaks forever.
    (Yoruban Proverb)


  • Ashes always fly back in the face of him who throws them.
    (Yoruban Proverb)

  • When the rain falls in the valley, the hill gets angry.
    (Yoruban Proverb)

  • As long as there are lice in the seams of the garment there must be bloodstains on the fingernails.
    (Yoruban Proverb)

  • When hunger gets inside you, nothing else can.
    (Yoruban Proverb)

  • Truth came to market but could not be sold; however, we buy lies with ready cash.
    (Yoruban Proverb)


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