Day 15: Wisdom from the hills – ‘enfumu’

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Welcome to Week 4 in the WinterABC 2021 challenge and this week we are talking Culture and Fashion πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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Culture mainly refers to the ideas, customs, and social behaviour of a particular people or society as defined in the Oxfort dictionary. Personally, I subscribe to the Bakiga – a Bantu tribe that occupies part of South Western Uganda. I am therefore a Mukiga by tribe.

Enfumu‘ is a rukiga word for Proverbs.

Today is day 1 of week 4 and I start by sharing a few wise sayings (Proverbs) from the Bakiga with the specific translations and meanings;

1. In a battle, the one who is doing nothing is always the one giving advice or criticizing. Even when you are in a situation, it is easy for the one not going through the same to easily advise or criticize.

2. The people who are in lower positions usually do not want to meddle in the business of those in higher positions. The lower people have a mindset that the ones in higher places can take care of themselves hence do not need help.

3. If you sit there and play around without doing your duties/roles, you are basically putting yourself in trouble because whether you want it or not, you shall eventually have to do them.

4. Basically, there is nothing that happens without anyone causing it. For every problem, there is a cause.

5. Literally meaning, when you refuse to listen to advice and choose your way over a discipline that has been proven over time and time again, you are likely to fail.

6. It is possible that that person you deem lower than you can one day be in a higher position than yours and you shall have no option but to bow to their authority. Therefore, respect everyone in their state.

7. Whatever a lazy person plants, is usually for only personal consumption there and then. This is mainly because a lazy person doesn’t have energy to do so much to have extra for saving or helping other people.

Wisdom is indeed a principle thing, therefore get it. Do you know some proverbs in your language? Fee free to share in the comments section .

Watchout for my next piece tomorrow as we continue to talk Culture..

One of our traditional attires – ‘omushanana’

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17 Comments Add yours

  1. I like the third wise saying. They are all wise but I related with that one mostly. Makes a lot of sense and so applicable in the working phase of life.

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    1. justynlove says:

      Yes , it does. I don’t knows what one tjinks when they delay to do what they are meant to do with no reason


  2. Wow. I like this. Webaare munonga. Wakora gye… kugamba aha nfumu zeitu. I enjoyed rearing and learning.πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

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    1. justynlove says:

      You’re welcome… Bro
      Webare kushoma ..


  3. musanjufu benjamin kavubu says:

    Hard things


  4. Beaton says:

    We stay learning.. There’s wisdom in our proverbs.


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    1. justynlove says:

      Yes, great wisdom


  5. Murriel Atai says:

    We thank God for translation. I’d be lost. Thank you for sharing

    Liked by 1 person

    1. justynlove says:

      You’re welcome


  6. I love your graphics!
    And thank you for the wisdom😊

    Liked by 1 person

    1. justynlove says:

      Thanks so much Boss


      1. You are welcome

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  7. Lebogang Shazzygal Malatji says:


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  8. Lebogang Shazzygal Malatji says:

    You look so beautiful in itπŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

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    1. justynlove says:

      Thanks so much


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