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27 Fascinating African Proverbs About Elephants, One of the Big 5 Animals.

 

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  1. An elephant does not die from one broken rib. ~ African Proverb
  2. Even if the elephant is thin he is still the lord of the jungle. ~ African Proverb
  3. If there were no elephants in the jungle, the buffalo would be big. ~ African Proverb
  4. The best way to eat the elephant standing in your path is to cut it up into little pieces. ~ African Proverb
  5. When elephants fight, it’s the grass that suffers. ~ African Proverb
  6. The hare and the elephant don’t travel well together. ~ Bambara Proverb
  7. An elephant does not get tired carrying his trunk. ~ Burundi Proverb
  8. An elephant will reach to the roof of the house. ~ Cameroonian Proverb
  9. However little you think of the elephant, you can’t say it won’t fill a pot. ~ Cameroonian Proverb
  10. The elephant will reach to the roof of the house. ~ Cameroonian Proverb 
  11. An idiot will cross an ox with an elephant. ~ Congolese Proverb
  12. A fool will pair an ox with an elephant. ~ Ethiopian Proverb
  13. The frog wanted to be as big as the elephant, and burst. ~ Ethiopian Proverb
  14. A mousetrap cannot kill an elephant. ~ Gabonese Proverb 
  15. If there were no elephant in the jungle, the buffalo would be a great animal. ~ Ghanaian Proverb
  16. You cannot kill an elephant with bullets of wax. ~ Ghanaian Proverb
  17. When elephants fight it is the grass that suffers. ~ Kikuyu Proverb ( – )
  18. Blow your horn in a herd of elephants; crow in the company of cockerels; bleat in a flock of goats. ~ Malawian Proverb
  19. He can see a louse as far away as China but is not aware of an elephant on his nose. ~ Malawian Proverb
  20. The elephant does not get tired of its tusks. ~ Massai Proverb 
  21. However poor the elephant, it will be worth more than ten frogs. ~ Nigerien Proverb
  22. The elephant’s track treads out the camel’s. ~ Nigerien Proverb 
  23. The jungle is stronger than the elephant. ~ Senegalese Proverb
  24. An elephant’s head is no load for a child. ~ Sierra Leonean Proverb 
  25. The elephant’s head is no load for a child. ~ Sierra Leonean Proverb
  26. When the elephant is slain all the tribes gather together to eat of it. ~ South African Proverb 
  27. It is sad when the elephant dies, but the whole tribe can feed on it. ~ Sudanese Proverb

When elephants fight, it’s the grass that suffers. ~African Proverb.

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