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Mbyana - Dog

Mbyana is a Xitsonga word meaning "Dog" in English.

TypeDescription
PluralTimbyana

Oxford definition
Dog —n.
- Four-legged flesh-eating animal akin to the fox and wolf, and of many breeds.
- Male of this, or of the fox or wolf.

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Proverbs - Mbyana yo vukula a yi lumi — A barking dog does not bite
Proverbs - Nyuku wa mbyana wu helela evoyeni — The sweat of a dog finishes in it's fur.
Proverbs - Mbyana leyi hanyaka yi tlula nghala leyi feke — A living dog is better than a dead lion
Proverbs - Mbyana loko yi lava ku ku luma ya n'wayitela — A dog smiles when it intends to bite you

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