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Atunda ayolesa, y'atera okumazaawo

L  One who prominently displays his goods, will have a better chance of selling his entire merchandise

M Trade that gets conducted in the open, will be patronized more strongly than that which is conducted in secret

Yongera Okumanya


Atwalire nnyina, talemererwa

L  A person who is taking something to his mother, cannot be overcome by weight

M A task someone accomplishes for the sake of his mother will be completed successfully; one considers it a privilege

Yongera Okumanya


Awagenda ekkovu,n'esonko

L  Where a snail goes, so too goes the shell

M The two people are inseparable

Yongera Okumanya


Awagwa enkuba, tiwagwa njala

L  A place where the rain falls, famine cannot prevail

M Where adequate resources exist , there is no reason for a project to fail

Yongera Okumanya


Awagumba ennume,n'enduusi

L  Where a bull settles,so settles a cow

M Where a male animal has settled, you will also find a female

Yongera Okumanya


Awakila ennume, tiwakula emu

L  Where one bull grows, there is always another bull

M Where there is an outstanding leader(or individual), there is always another person that can match him . The departure of a good person should never be mourned, for there is always someone else capable of replacing them

Yongera Okumanya


Awakubirwa omubaka, tiwaba mirembe

L  A place where an emissary gets beaten, can never remain peaceful

M The mistreatment of an emissary suggests that there is no respect for the person who sent him - a king or chief - or it can be a sign of anarchy

Yongera Okumanya


Awali omukka, tewabula muliro

L  Where there is smoke, there must be fire

M In most cases, certain signs are a reflection of an underlying problem, which has to be identified and dealt with decisively, in order to bring about a lasting solution

Yongera Okumanya


Awali omugenge, toweterawo ngalo

L  Where you find a leper, you must not use gestures that involve the bending of fingers

M It is not proper to flaunt one's physical abilities in front of a handicapped person, or one's wealth in front of someone who is under financial hardship

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Awali eddibu tiwaluma, nga si ggwe balikubye

L  A space created by missing tooth cannot bite' - if you are not the one who lost that tooth

M There might be a tendency to deny certain foodstuffs to an individual with a missing tooth, on the grounds that cannot bite them, yet it is only that person who can determine his limitations. One must never judge other people based on their superficial characteristics

Yongera Okumanya


Awali engoma ennene, entono tezivuga

L  When big drums are present, the small drums, do not produce any sound

M Where one find big or powerful people, the non-entities do not talk; either they are too intimidated to say anything or they simply assume that nothing they say will be of interest to the big shot

Yongera Okumanya


Awali omuggenge(omulema), tewafunyirwa(oba toweterawo) ngalo

L  Where there is a person with leprosy(lame) one shouldn't bend their figures

M Certain actions however innocent the intentions may be should never be done as they may be perceived as insulting to people in a given condition

Yongera Okumanya


Awalungi tewaba wannyu, oleka Mujaguza avuga n'okkirira e Bunyoro Okulwaana

L  A comfortable place cannot be for your permanent stay: When you hear the drumbeat of Mujaguzo, you leave to join the battlefield in Bunyoro

M A comfortable situation does not last forever

Yongera Okumanya


Awampi warema ekkere okubuuka

L  A Slight elevation, will impede a frog to lip

M Even a powerful or highly skilled person, encounters things that baffle him

Yongera Okumanya


Awasizza ekikazi, taba muwuulu

L  One who marries an Ugly woman is not a bachelor

M The Quality of the Relationship not the looks of the woman is what constitutes a great marriage

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Awatali waggale watiibwa, ssinga ensekere esula mu nnyindo

L  A house with an unclosed entrace is frighting to sleep in otherwise a flea would have sought refuge in one's nostrial

M Each creature desires to be safe

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Awavva Munno, tiwadda munno, awaavva okugulu wadda muggo

L  When you lose a friend you don't replace him with another friend: when you lose a leg replace it with a stick

M Friends are irreplaceable

Yongera Okumanya


Awo wennalabira, nga ne gw'ogeya atuuse

L  That is the end of the story' - when the person being talked about arrives

M When the person you were talking about suddenly appears, you abruptly proceed to wind up the story

Yongera Okumanya


Awagwa enkuba, wagala musooli

L  A place where the rain falls, invites the planting of Maize

M A favorable environment warrants actions that suit the artmosphere

Yongera Okumanya


Ayagala Okunyiriza ekyoto, aguma n'asiwuuka ekyenyi

L  One who wishes to clean the fire place, must be prepared to smear his forehead with ash

M A person who undertakes a cumbersome or difficult task should be prepared to endure the hazards that are associated with it

Yongera Okumanya

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