Periodically tweeting Somali proverbs (Maahmaah) with English translations.

Joined September 2017
Cimrigaagoo dheeraadaa geel dhalayuu ku tusaa #somalia #somaliland #proverb
If you live long you will see how the camels are born. This is a city proverb, since calving of camels is normal for nomad. #somali #proverb
Guri ann hooyo lahayni waa lama degaan #somalia #somaliland #proverb
Home without a mother is like a desert (mother makes home happier/lovable; without her, it’s dark/fearful/horrible) #somali #proverb
Biyo fadhiya biyo socdaa kiciya #somalia #somaliland #proverb
Hadal badan haan ma buuxsho #somalia #somaliland #proverb
Too much talk doesn’t not fill vessel (talkativeness with no reasoning is always useless) #somali #somalia #somaliland #proverb
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Canjeelo siday u kala korreyso ayaa loo cunaa #somalia #somaliland #proverb
As the pancakes are piled, so they should be eaten. #somali #somalia #somaliland #proverb
The mother of a brave man soon loses her son (dies without sons). #somali #somalia #somaliland #proverb
Geesi hooyadiis dhaqsay u gablantaa #somalia #somaliland #proverb
The truth will not catch up with a runaway lie. #somali #somalia #somaliland #proverb
Been fakatay runi ma gaaarto #somalia #somaliland #proverb
A beard should be shown a beard (i.e. in a dispute an experienced man should be opposed by a man of similar experience). #somali #proverb
Dead-water is moved by running water. #somali #somalia #somaliland #proverb