Category: Ghanaian Proverbs

  • Log and water

    Adinkra howEvEr long a log stays in thE watEr it will nEvEr bEComE a CroCodilE. English However long a log stays in the water it will never become a crocodile.

  • Owuo Kum Nyame

    Adinkra thE CrEator CrEatEd dEath only for dEath to kill him. English The Creator created death only for death to kill him.

  • Elephant and the jungle

    Adinkra if thErE wErE no ElEphant in thE junglE, thE buffalo would bE a grEat animal. English If there were no elephant in the jungle, the buffalo would be a great animal.

  • Service

    Adinkra lEt not what you Cannot do dEtEr you from what you Can do. English Let not what you cannot do deter you from what you can do.

  • Fall

    Adinkra do not look whErE you fEll but whErE you slippEd. English Do not look where you fell but where you slipped.

  • Calm water

    Adinkra it is thE Calm and silEnt watEr that drowns a man. English It is the calm and silent water that drowns a man.

  • Truth

    Adinkra truth is a CurE. English Truth is a cure.

  • Fofo and greed

    Adinkra thE wEalth of thE grEEdy ultimatEly goEs to thE Community. English The wealth of the greedy ultimately goes to the community.

  • Kwatakye Atiko

    Adinkra a man who pays rEspECt to thE grEat pavEs thE way for his own grEatnEss. English A man who pays respect to the great paves the way for his own greatness.

  • Hunger

    Adinkra hungEr is fElt by thE workEr and king alikE. English Hunger is felt by the worker and King alike.