Popular Djiboutian Proverbs
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• A wound inflicted by a friend does not heal.

• A woman’s strength is a multitude of words.

• A guest who breaks the dishes of his host is not soon forgotten.

• Clouds do not always mean rain, but smoke is a sure sign of fire.

•In dancing with the enemy, one follows his steps even if counting under one’s breath.

• A woman listens only to the advice of a fool.

• The tears running down your face do not blind you.

• What an adult sees from the ground, a boy cannot see even if he climbs a silk-cotton tree.

• Rather than get up and do a bad dance, stay put.

• The mighty tree falls and the little birds scatter in the bush.

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