Mambwe-Lungu proverbs

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Mambwe-Lungu is a language traditionally spoken by the Mambe and Lungu people around southern Lake Tanganyika.


  • Once a drunkard always a drunkard.
    • English equivalents: Once a drunkard always a drunkard; Once a thief always a thief.
    • "If you always tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything."
    • Attributed to Mark Twain in Many Hearts Beating as One: Some Favorite Inspirational Quotes (2009)
    • Halemba, Andrzej (2005). Religious and ethical values in the proverbs of the Mambwe people. Adam [Printer]. p. 286. ISBN 8372326274. 

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