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1,000 Kikuyu proverbs : with translations and English equivalents

The Kikuyu consider the cheek trembling an expression of joy. Common terms and phrases andu another’s arume beer belly bird calabash circumcised clan cooked eaten eyes father fire fool francolin friendship gains without pains goat Gutiri haria hiti hyena igiri iguru imwe indo ingi ithe itiri kanua kieha Kihooto Kikuyu killed kinandu Kindu kinya kiri kirimu kuguru Kuria laughs maai maguta Maitho maize Matuku mbaara mbere Mburi meat Misfortunes mouth Mucari mucii Mugeni mugunda muhu Muici muka mundu Murio Muthii muti mutwe mwaki mwana mwega mwene Mwere ndagaga ndari ndiri Ndugu nduri never ng’ombe ngia ngoro niwe njamba njira njohi nyama nyina nyinyi Nyumba Nyungu Old age onaga one’s poor proverb is told proverb means proverb originates proverb refers rich Ritho ruri thakame Thina things thutha thuti Tiga tiwe tree tuhu umwe ungi waci Wacu wants wega wira wise witch-doctor woman women words.


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Don’t have an account? A woman in debt is quarrelsome. Gutiri wa nda na wa mugongo Literal translation: The expression is used when they look for something to eat. Everybody regrets not what he leaves but what he does not find when he comes back. Iri gukura iriagwo iguku ni aka Literal translation: Finding libraries that hold this item Small faults indulged are little thieves that let in great. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

In things that must be it is good to be resolute. Your request to send this item has been completed. Every man in his way. Although it might be found that certain proverbs are used in different ways and with different meanings. Igai ria mutundu ritigiragia kiriti kiunwo Literal translation: Strength does not correspond with courage. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Winniegachanja marked it as to-read Jul 25, Iganagwo yaari iria yakua Literal translation: Gutiri mundu utangituika wa ndigwa Literal translation: All things have a beginning.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. The good milking cow is praised after her death. Gutiri muthenya ukiaga ta ungi Literal translation: Only the owner of the hut had the drudgery of carrying home the firewood; the visitor does not know the cost of the fire he is enjoying.


Kikuyu Town Toastmasters Nonprofit Organization. Hari muthuri hatiitangagwo maai Literal translation: You may send this item to up to five recipients.

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Once bitten twice shy. Good ware makes a quick market. Martowan added it Nov 15, Kuria Wa wanjiku marked it as to-read Jan 19, One likes the place where one does well. But if it is old women must eat it. Out of prpverbs comes strength. A man is poor not because he scorns possessions, but because he possesses nothing.

No partridge is small when it claws the soil.

Gutiri uriragio ni ukia wene Literal translation: Nobody grumbles while carrying a load, but when he has laid it down. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. A little pleasure proverb nertheless a pleasure. Millet is one of the staple crops of the Kikuyu. Ill examples are like contagious diseases.