MADAGASCAR [Capital City: Antananarivo]
PROVERBS FROM MADAGASCAR
1. Indecision is like the stepchild: if he doesn’t wash his hands, he is called dirty; if he does, he is wasting the water.
[Interpretation: If you don’t make the right decisions at the right time, you will always be blamed for the outcome of your actions or inactions.]
2. The end of an ox is beef; and the end of a lie is grief.
3. Don’t kick a sleeping dog.
4. Don’t be so much in love that you can’t tell when the rain comes.
5. Sorrow is like a precious treasure, shown only to friends.
6. Love is like young rice: transplanted, still it grows.
7. An eel that was not caught is as big as your thigh.
8. The dog’s bark is not might but fright.
9. Marriage is not a fast knot but a slip knot.
10. Life is a shadow and a mist; it passes quickly by and is no more.
11. Don’t take another mouthful before you have swallowed what is already in your mouth.
12. Cross the river in a crowd and the corocodile won’t eat you.
13. Let your love be like the misty rain, coming softly, but flooding the river.
14. If you try to cleanse others – like soap, you will waste away in the process!
IMPORTANT LINKS ON MADAGASCAR
The following links will take you to sources that have some important information on Madagascar: