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Chewa Proverb Collection

Kumanga mwamanga maka anyamkalere.
To build, yes you have to build it, but especially the little strings hanging loose everywhere.
(The job looks finished from the outside, but the important thing now is to finish the outside details.)
Proverb No 371 collected by Toon van Kessel
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Bemba Proverb Collection

Icupo, camusana, icamutwe caaba / cili na bene.
Marriage gives you sex rights, what is in her head has its owner (God). I.e. Marriage is concerned with conjugal relations, the partner however, is entitled to their own beliefs and thoughts. (Musana = female genital region.)
Umukashi obe atemwa umulume obe, fyonse fyobe; nomba ku mweo wakwe kwena tekwakwangala; mulandu uukalamba saana. Umulandu wakwipayo muntu, nesambi lyakwipaya muntu, fyonse fibili tafyaishiba muukashi nangu muulume wakwe epeye kanshi tali namulandu: iyoo, mulandu kabili saana.(from Stephen Mpashi)
Proverb No 472 collected by Frank Carey
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