Dagbani proverbs

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Dagbani proverbs are short expressions of popular wisdom from Dagbani passed down from generation to generation by word of mouth and have stood the test of time. Dagbani proverbs are generally classified and their usage is totally dependent on the circumstances surrounding a conversation. Ago, Gadelin #steempress • 5 Years (2018-08-31). Dagbani Proverbs - Ghana. Steemit. Retrieved on 2023-04-10.

Classification of Proverbs[edit]

Animal- Binkɔbiri ŋaha[edit]

  • Naɣ'so ŋun ka zuli, Naawuni n-kariti o zɔhi
    • English translation: It is only God who derives away the flies that worries the tailless cow
      • Meaning:When you seem to be hopeless and have no one to rely upon, still have faith in God that he is still in charge and will handle your affairs. Remain steadfast in all circumstances

Chastity- Maŋ gbubbu ŋaha[edit]

Fear – Dabiɛm ŋaha[edit]

  • Dabiɛm kani kabo n zibiyuŋ
    • English translation:
      • Meaning "There is no fear, what has cause darkness"

God – Naawuni ŋaha[edit]

Knowledge and wisdom – Baŋsim mini Yɛm ŋaha[edit]

marriage- Paɣ’kpuɣibo ŋaha[edit]

patience/ Tolerance – Suɣulo ŋaha[edit]

peace- Suhudoo ŋaha ===[edit]

profanity – Dagɔri mini pagɔri ŋaha[edit]

Unity – Nangban yini ŋaha[edit]

Valour or bravery – Bidibilim ŋaha[edit]