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African Proverb of the Week

07/19/2009 12:09

I pointed out to you the stars and the moon and all you saw was the tip of my finger. - Tanzanian Proverb

What This Proverb Means: This proverb was written in reference to the Sukuma people in Tanzania. In East Africa there is a great richness in their culture, language, traditions and customs (like the vast richness of the stars). But many people recognize, understand and use only a very small part of this treasure (like seeing only the tip of one's finger). You can find many more African proverbs on the Africa Imports web site or by Clicking Here.