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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.

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African Proverbs for Students

African Proverbs for Students


Students and kids learn from African proverbs and meanings to smooth out the rough patches in school life. Through the proverbs of Africa quotes from African elders Africa provides the world wisdom.

African inspirational proverb quotes for students and kids

Six African inspirational proverb quotes for students and kids.


  • Never give up: The tree does not fall at the first stroke.



  • Diligence: For the last-comer the bones.


  • Fearlessness: Not every dog that barks bites.



  • Friendship: The mouth is responsible for discord among people.



  • Ask for help: A good swimmer is not safe from drowning.



  • Inner beauty: A fine cage will not feed the bird.


  • Six African inspirational proverb quotes for students and kids

    More African inspirational proverb quotes for everyone


    You will then learn your measure, when you spend a night with yourself.

    Look at a person’s deeds, not whether they are tall or short.

    One can be kept well by a hundred, not a hundred by one.

    Who dies inside has lost.

    The load that the mule will not carry, you yourself should not carry.

    Keep your head up African inspirational proverb quotes
    Keep your head up African inspirational proverb quotes 

    Although there are many roads, there is only one that is the straightest.

    The thorn which is sharp is so from its youth.

    A person’s values are not nullified by passing storms.

    Who today is humiliated easily, tomorrow will be lost.

    Fear and shame are father and son.

    Until one dies, others will not be satisfied.

    Until one dies, others will not be satisfied.



    None so busy as those who do nothing.

    The sheep on the mountain is higher than the bull on the plain.

    Bad watch often feeds the wolf.

    Two crows on the same ear of corn are not long friends.

    Do not offer one candle to God and another to the devil.

    An enemy does not sleep.

    The eagle does not hunt flies.

    Who dies inside has lost.

    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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