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Chewa Proverb Collection

Dothi sinkadakudya, ndakudyera ku uci.
"You, soil", I would not have eaten you, (but) l ate you because of the honey.
(I helped someone, not because of liking him, but because I like his friend.)
Proverb No 171 collected by Toon van Kessel
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Bemba Proverb Collection

Batiila kafyalweni, tabatiila kapalaneni.
They say: have children, they don't say: let all of you look the same. (Being born from the same womb does not mean that they resemble each other. Difference among the children of the same family and among people.)
Abantu nangu bengafyalwe nda imo teekuti babe imisango imo; umo nga abipa mumisango tacilolele mukutiila nabamunyina efyo baaba. Kabili capilibula nokuti apo muli umo nga aluba, bonse mwiba ifyo fiine. (from Stephen Mpashi)
Proverb No 221 collected by Frank Carey
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Our Aim: Empowering Christians in Zambia to face the challenges of contemporary and traditional cultures with openness and to encounter people of different Christian denominations, contemporary religious movements and religions.

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