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Chewa Proverb Collection

Buluzi akhumbira khonde.
The lizard desires to be on the veranda.
(The lizard likes to know what is going on on the veranda while catching insects there. Waiting for an occasion to get more. This proverb is always used for someone who covets the wife of his friend.)
Proverb No 51 collected by Toon van Kessel
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Bemba Proverb Collection

Umweni talisha munsoli, ninshi uko aba ni ng'omba.
A stranger should not whistle in case they say that at home he is a minstrel. (Same meaning as above.)
Abati umuntu na pa bweni nga tashikateleko ninshi uko aikala ni lekaleka. 'Umweni takolokote fupa.' (from Stephen Mpashi)
Proverb No 1609 collected by Frank Carey
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