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A list of Proverbs about animals
  • A proverb is xivuriso in Xitsonga.
  • A proverb is a short pithy saying in general use, stating a general truth or piece of advice.
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Huma mhiri se ku nghena mambaA python should leave for the black mamba to go in
I kwakwa ra sekwa mavonela ekuleThe blessings of a duck is that it can see things which are far
I malebvu ya nghalaIt is a lion's beard
I tihomu ta ka Sono ti gomolana exivaleniCattle fighting in a kraal
Ku tlula ka mhala swi letela n'wana wa le ndzeniThe way an impala jumps influences its unborn child
Laha ku nga ni tinhongani ku borile xiloWhere there are flies there's a rotten thing
Loko u tsundzuka mhelembe khandziya nsinyaWhen you think of a rhino immediately climb a tree
Mahlo ya kwahle ya tiva hi muyevuriThe eyes of lizard are only seen by the hunter who kills it
Makondlo mambirhi a ya celi mbovo wun'weTwo rats cannot dig the same hole
Masiku i tinguluveDays are pigs
Mavala ya mangwa i man'weStripes of a zebra are all the same
Maxinjani a xi khani ka mbiriA squirrel cannot cross your path twice
Mbita ya vovo yi dlele tingengendzeA person who is always sick tend to live longer than those who are more often in good health
Mbyana leyi hanyaka yi tlula nghala leyi fekeA living dog is better than a dead lion
Mfenhe a yi tivoni makovoA baboon can't see if he's ugly
Mhisi ya mikoka yi mbirhi yin'we yi phatluka nyongaA hyena with 3 trails or foot prints will break it's leg
Mhisi yi tlakule ntshuriA hyena stole the food basket
Mhunti yo tlulatlula Mangulwe u ta yi khomaAn antelope which is jumping next to a dog named Mangulwe will be caught
N'wana wa mfenhe a nga tsandziwi hi rhaviThe child of baboon does not fail a branch
Nghala yi vomba exihlahleniA lion roars in the bush
Ngwenya kelenge xivutla ni mindzekoA crocodile which is troubling people going to get water at the river for fun

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