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Wise Saying | If You Start Gathering From The Morning, Before Night, Your Basket Will Be Full – Igbo Proverb

The patridge bird said to her children, “Feed on yam but also feed on roots, so that when the owner of the yam harvests the yam, you could be able to survive on roots.” – Igbo Proverb

The chick in the grip of a hawk says that the reason why it cries is not for that which is holding it to let go of it, but for the heavens and the earth to hear its cry.- Igbo proverb.

The owl released a fart and asked his kinsmen to sing him a song of praise, His kinsmen said no to him, for such an act is not praiseworthy. – Igbo Proverb

The tortoise has been in a pit of faeces for a very long time, yet, the day his rescuers arrived, he told them, “Hurry up, the stench is killing me, ”  – Igbo Proverb

The grasshopper killed by Okpoko- the noisy bird, must be dead deaf. – Igbo proverb.

“A lizard that can climb an iroko tree cannot be called a baby lizard 🦎 .” – Igbo Proverb

The rain that fell on an eagle has given it a bath. – Igbo Proverb

If the snake doesn’t act like a snake, children will use it to tie firewood. – Igbo Proverb

Its only the chewing stick that knows the secrets of the mouth. – Igbo Proverb

Igbo tribe is one of the three major tribes in Nigeria 🇳🇬 . Igbo like many other tribes has rich proverbs. These proverbs are deep, interesting and have literary meaning.

These proverbs are easy to understand but if you don’t understand anyone of them, let me know in the comment section so I can state the meaning for you.

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I'm a food scientist who has chosen the path of creative writing- the one thing which comes to me naturally.
Back in 2013, my love for teaching young learners propelled me into picking teaching as a career. I taught English, Maths and Science in the United Arab Emirates where I lived for ten years. Right now, I live in Coal City, a beautiful hilly area of my country Nigeria.
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