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Chewa Proverb Collection

Ulemu n'kuthirana.
Respect is giving it to one another.
(Respect must come from both sides, not only from one.)
Proverb No 967 collected by Toon van Kessel
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Bemba Proverb Collection

Ilyashi mutwala ciwa.
The devil carries gossip. (Watch your words, you never know how, where or to whom they will be repeated. Be careful what you say and also pay attention to what you hear.)
Ilyashi lyabufi lyenda lubilo. Bapalanya kuli shetani, mwalishiba shetani wena afwaya fye ukuti nga aisa ku kutandala asanga muleumana atemwa mulelwa. Eico wena atemwa sana ukwikate lyashi lya bantu abakumbawilamo umwiko, nga lyapusana elyo alasalanganya ku bantu mu kwangufyanya pakuti nga bapatana ninshi ebwino. 'Ilyashi mutwala ciwa', emukutiila tucenjele ifi tulesosa pambi umbi nga aumfwako fye panono alesenda ubwafuufu takalelubulula. (from Stephen Mpashi)
Proverb No 524 collected by Frank Carey
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Welcome to FENZA

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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Lusaka (Bauleni, along Leopard's Hill Rd)/ Zambia


Faith & Encounter Centre Zambia
P.O. Box 320 076, Lusaka
Tel 0211 840 210/ 0211 840 211