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Did you know?

1. No African country names begin with the letters F, H, I, J, O, P, Q, V, W, X, or Y.

2. Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent.

3. African tech startups raise billions of dollars annually, seven African start-ups were included in the World Economic Forum 2021 cohort of 100 Technology Pioneers.

Funny African Proverbs That Will Put a Smile on Your Face

Funny African Proverbs
African proverbs are wise and level headed sayings and some are very funny putting a smile on your face.


Funny African Proverbs That Will Put a Smile on Your Face


Considered the cradle of humanity and the origin of humankind, Africa has 54 countries and 9 territories and funny African Proverbs that will bring a smile to your face.


African Proverbs that will bring a smile to your face
Funny memorable African Proverbs
Country Proverb
South Africa Manure does not turn into chocolate.
eSwatini Dress up a stick and you get a doll.
Zambia The one who suffers from diarrhea is the one that fights with the door at night.
Nigerian You should never spit in your own well, you might come back for a drink.
West Africa The mosquito that perches on the scrotum must be chased away with caution.
South Africa Man cannot live by bread alone, which is correct, but man can also not live without bread.
North Africa A blind man already has his foot on the stone he threatens to throw at you.
Moroccan An onion shared with a friend tastes like roast lamb.
Ethiopian Believe the liar up to the door of his house and no further than that.



You cannot stop a pig from wallowing in the mud. - African Proverb

Maasai villagers in traditional clothing and jewelry in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Together we build awareness that boost harmony, education, and success, below are more links to articles you will find thought provoking.

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  2. What do Waist Beads Symbolize in Africa?
  3. About African Healers and Witchdoctors
  4. Hurricanes are Angry African Ancestors
  5. Highest Temperature and Lowest Temperature in Africa
  6. About African Night Running


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Africa is surrounded by water but is not an island, here are a few African Island facts.

Madagascar is the 4th large island in the world and is located in the Indian Ocean supporting a unique biology, about 90% of its plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth.

Composed of 155 islands, Seychelles is Africa's smallest country. By far the largest island is Mahe, home to about 90% of the population and the site of its capital city of Victoria.

Cabo Verde has a strategic location 310 miles or 500 km from the west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.

Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent. Continents can not be considered islands because of their size and also by historic definition since many people who study geography define islands and continents as two different things.

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