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Chewa Proverb Collection

Mpama loyesera (or: wochichiza ) unathyola chala.
The forced hand slap (or: broke) the finger.
(One who was beating somebody up was told: "Enough now"', but he continued punishing, and he broke a finger. Against exaggeration.)
Proverb No 604 collected by Toon van Kessel
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Bemba Proverb Collection

Kolwe ashilabengwa enda napunama.
The monkey that has never been caught walks with its head in the air. (One gets wiser after a fall.)
Umuntu uushilaponena mu bwafya teshiba ukuisunga. E pamo nelyakutiila umwaice ekalisha ilyo anya. Umwaice uwangala ne sembe akaliposa nga lyamukoma. Umwaice ushilafimbilwa atobelatobela fye. Umuntu nga akulwapo elyo eshiba imyendele isuma. (from Stephen Mpashi)
Proverb No 688 collected by Frank Carey
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