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African Proverb

African Proverb
Distance diminishes the elephant

Ten Democratic Republic of Congo African Proverbs

Ten Democratic Republic of Congo African Proverbs
Ten African Proverbs from the 12th largest country in the world, the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Congolese people of the Democratic Republic of Congo have endured decades of civil war and political turmoil and are still able to contribute positive energy to the world coming out the other side whole and well. Congolese people are children of light, not darkness.

Congolese DRC Children of Light African Proverbs



A small mistake can bring great damage, cutting down a rosewood tree in DRC Africa.
A small mistake can bring great damage, cutting down a rosewood tree in DRC Africa.


Intelligence is like fire, people take it from others.

The basket that was used to carry a gift to a neighbor will bring back another gift.

The person who pursues two things will miss all of them.

Congolese woman
Congolese woman clearing land for a new home.



A small mistake can bring great damage.

The less important person is the one bringing many problems.

She prepares a good meal, but the husband says there is too much salt.

Congolese man carrying a small tree trunk to make a drum.
Congolese man carrying a small tree trunk to make a drum.



The rain said I have warned you through lighting to mend your homes.

Unity finished the greatness of the forest.

People love you when you succeed but when you are poor you smell bad.

Girls face the same issues that women face.


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