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African Proverb

African Proverb
Distance diminishes the elephant

Life lessons Cameroonian Proverbs

Life lessons Cameroonian Proverbs
Life lessons Cameroonian proverbs


Cameroon is slightly larger than the US state of California with a large youth population, more than 60% under the age of 25. Despite its youth, Cameroonians believe ancestral proverbs are the expression of ancestors that contain time-tested wisdom, truth, lessons, and advice.

Cameroon is slightly larger than the US state of California with a large youth population, more than 60% under the age of 25.
Going for a walk in Cameroon 

Life lessons Cameroonian proverbs


A child who is destined to lead will walk with his ancestors.
Selling food in Cameroon 

Life lessons Cameroonian proverbs



The one who travels knows more than the one who studies.




The weight of something is felt by the one carrying it.




A chicken is heavy when the journey is long.



A person that does not listen to advice will be left alone to find their own solution to where they are going.



A child who is destined to lead will walk with his ancestors.



Never spoil the air where you sleep.



A village is good when one is passing by.



A flexible hand cannot easily break.



A lion that wants to eat you does not look at your size.



The sweetness of something depends on the eater.



A man turns in his bed but not on his words.




A lazy man has the energy to eat but not to work.



A child who is destined to lead will walk with his ancestors.
A child who is destined to lead will walk with his ancestors.

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