Category: Akan Proverbs

  • Obaa

    Adinkra fefe na efe se cbaa tu mmirika a cbe sc nE nofo mu, enye se ebe tE atc. Akan Fefe na efe se obaa tu mmirika a obe so ne nofo mu, enye se ebe te ato. English It is because of modesty that a woman holds her breast whiles running and not because […]

  • Nyansapo

    Adinkra nyansapc wosanE no badwEmma. Akan Nyansapo wosane no badwemma. English It takes wisdom to untie a wise knot.

  • Nyame

  • Aboa

    Adinkra aboa bi beka wo a na ofiri wo ntoma mu. Akan aboa bi beka wo a na ofiri wo ntoma mu. English If you get bitten by an animal it will be from your own clothing.

  • Akyekyedee

    Adinkra abcfra bc nnwa na cmbc akyEkyEdEe. Akan Abofra bo nnwa na ombo akyekyedee. English A child breaks the shell of a snail and not that of a tortoise.

  • Dua

    Adinkra dua baako gyE mframa a Ebu. Akan Dua baako gye mframa a ebu. English One tree standing against the wind will break.

  • Yetu wo fo

    Adinkra yEtu wo fo na wantiE a, wokc antEadE. Akan Yetu wo fo na wantie a, woko anteade. English If you don’t head advise you go to the “stubborn land”.

  • Mako

    Adinkra mako Ninaa mpatu mmErE. Akan Mako nyinaa mpatu mmere. English All pepper do not simultaneously ripe.

  • Tumi te se kosua

    Adinkra tumi tE se kosua, wosc mu dEn a, epaE; na se woanso mu yiE nso a, Efiri wo nsa bc famu ma epaE. Akan Tumi te se kosua, woso mu den a, epae; na se woanso mu yie nso a, efiri wo nsa bo famu ma epae. English The responsibility of power is like […]

  • Dua baako

    Adinkra dua baako ndanE kwaEe. Akan Dua baako ndane kwaee. English One tree cannot be a forest.