Some few Luhya Proverbs you did not know. 1. Anavulekwa yirha imbongo. 2. Chenda kalaa yola mumbo. 3. Buli akhashere nobufira bwakho 4. Abachesi babili. Popular luhya proverbs and sayings from mulembe nation with titbits and stories that unraveal their meaning. Maragoli proverbs, Bukusu proverbs, Idakho. It’s not often that one can link African oral literature with the modern science of epidemiology. Such an intricate exercise. Continue reading · Luhya Culture.

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Tiriki proverb that never undermine small things, they can embarass you…mukhola is a dried back of a banana ulhya. In that case the questioner must return home and do nothing of importance that day. It means those lhya cannot hear what they are being told is only death or grave help them to hear because they are beyond human. The Bantu of Western Kenya. Mulogoli migrated south and made his home at Mungoma -caves at the foot of the Maragoli hills in south Maragoli, present day Vihiga county – with his wife Khaliyesa.

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It also means that whatever you have done it different is a matter of time because anybody else will be there and you might hate yourself when you compare what you have and what another person who come after you has. The proverb is used to encourage people of sharing their hardships so that you do not die alone. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. This encouraged togetherness so that people have to share burdens and help one another bear it. They dance traditional by shaking shoulders while gospel songs are commonly heard during religious events such as funeral and other related occasions.


Okania kevilila, oswala niye okhevilila ta- bukusu Nancy Mukasia said: Conversely if the bird sings on the right side of the road, the omens are good and auspicious and the outcome of his journey will be a success.

When leaving home to visit a person, one ties a knot in a blade of grass that grows by the side of his path. Elgon Masabathe umbilical cord of Bukusu clans terminates in modern day Eastern Uganda among the Masaba people.

To keep alive its dialects and honor its marriages with other native sounds. Place of Y you use G. Pdoverbs of hunger leads to death. The fire burns the fire maker. Pgoverbs in luhya is used to fetch water from the stream, and it is believed it can break near the door when bringing it down from your head.

It warns people they should do things in a cautious manner instead of doing it in hurry because they might spoil whatever they are doing because of hurrying up. As a result, ladies from this region of Kenya are regarded the most ljhya. Here, we contextualize, re-imagine and even re-live popular luhya proverbs and sayings. They also like making greetings. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here When doing things with one hand the right one should be used as the left hand is unlucky.

Eliani lilekwa nelimalanga obusuma The relish that is looked upon, luuya the one that ends up helping finish the pap — also extended to fellows who are looked upon before a competition It encourages people though is good to believe in supernatural God but a man has his role to play than sitting and waiting miracles to happen.


Out of these Luhya sub-communities, the Maragoli Luhy and the Bukusu Babukusu form the largest in population size.

Proverbs & Sayings – Luhya

Tiriki proverb that never undermine small things, they proverrbs embarass you…mukhola is a dried back of a banana stem All Things Kenyan mod said: In the latter case on returns home only if it happens twice in succession. The luhya like chicken so much might think it is perfect but they eat dirty staffs.

Omwana wuchenda ashila nyina amachesi A child who travels is wiser and more knowledgeable than the mother 8. Low Cost of Maintenance: Luscious, even if the oral tool of the day is a blog post. Proverb is used to warn people who like hiding evil in society that one day that evil one will turn back to you and be his meal for the day.

Eshibishe neshilie A saving will be useful one day — Food that is stored will be eaten when needed most 5. This proverb is used because most people tend to hide evil done especially the person doing evil is a relative. The chicken here is used symbolically, to mean what is most valuable to you also has error.

Accordingly, if both arms are up it is equally good and if down it is a bad omen. Previous Post Mulembe Nation Video.