African Quotes, Proverbs, Idioms, Sayings, and Expressions

“Proverb is the oil with which words are eaten.” – African (Igbo) proverb

African quotes, proverbs, idioms, and sayings have come to characterize the African culture, tradition, and wisdom of the African ancestors. They contain ancestral truths and messages handed down from one generation to another from the beginning of the African society that turned out to be the cradle of civilization on earth. The quotes and proverbs posted here come from various African tribes and cultures. We post them here to share there beauty and continue there transmission to the next generation. Enjoy.

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