Lugbara proverbs

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Lugbara all over the world refer to proverbs as E'yo Obeza; Obe literally means 'to persuade' hence 'words to persuade'.

A[edit]

  • Aparaka ma tibi agobi.
    • Translation: Unseriousness eats pumpkin leaves.
    • Meaning: Frivolity is a bad thing (A careless person misses out on good things).
    • W. Ngaka, E. Odu'boa, P.I. Ongua (2009). Lugbara English Dictionary. Fountain Publishers. p. 65. ISBN 978-9970-02-778-1. 

O[edit]

  • Odrukudru alu ini yi mile woro.
    • Translation: One frog spoilt all the water.
    • Meaning: One person's mistake can lead to the suffering of many.
    • English equivalent: One rotten tomato spoils the rest.
    • W. Ngaka, E. Odu'boa, P.I. Ongua (2009). Lugbara English Dictionary. Fountain Publishers. p. 65. ISBN 978-9970-02-778-1. 
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