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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. The Republic of the Congo is one of the most urbanized countries in Africa.

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Let it go African Proverbs

What have you gained from holding on to things that want to be let go? Here are 14 African proverbs to help let it go, there is power in letting it go and opening up to new possibilities. 

Let it go African Proverbs

Many of us hold onto things long after we should have let go. We have to let go of the things that weigh us down and make peace within. Inner peace starts with looking from the inside.

What have you gained from holding on to things that want to be let go? Five African proverbs to help let it go, there is power in letting it go and opening up to new possibilities.

Let it go African Proverbs True Facts in Swahili and English Languages

Swahili - Je, si kumwaga chozi kwa nini siyo ya wewe.

English - Do not shed a tear for what does not belong to you.

Swahili - iliyovunjika udongo sufuria au sahani haina kuwa mzima tena.

English - A broken clay pot or plate does not become whole again.

Swahili - Wale wanaoficha maumivu litajulikana wakati akilia.

English - Those who hide pain will be made known when weeping.

Those who hide pain will be made known when weeping - African Proverb
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Swahili - Je, si kuvunja sufuria yako ya kupikia kwa kupita mgeni.

English - Do not break your cooking pot for the passing guest.

Swahili - Kama una mawazo mabaya kuhusu maisha yako basi itakuwa. itatokea

English - If you have bad thoughts about your life then it will come to pass.

Swahili - Ulimi huvunja mifupa ingawa hauna.

English - The tongue breaks bones though it has none.

Those who hide pain will be made known when weeping - African Proverb
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Swahili - Nyasi huishi kwa muda mfupi tu, lakini inafanya uharibifu mkubwa.

English - The Locust lives only a little while, but it does great damage.

Swahili - Huwezi kuacha upepo, maji, au lugha za watu.

English - You cannot stop the wind, the water, or people's tongues.

Swahili - Chini ya kinga nzuri, mkono mbaya sana umefichwa.

English - Under the pretty glove, the ugliest hand is hidden.

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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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