Posted by: Dr. Y. | June 10, 2015

Proverbe Wolof sur l’Amour / Wolof Proverb on Love

Pirogues de Pecheurs a Dakar, Senegal / Fishermen's boats in Dakar, Senegal

Pirogues de Pecheurs au Senegal / Fishermen’s boats in Senegal

Ceux qui montent dans une même pirogue, ont les mêmes aspirations (Proverbe Wolof – Sénégal). – Unité de vue dans le mariage.

Those who ride in the same canoe, have the same aspirations (Wolof proverb – Senegal). – Unity of vision in the marriage.


  1. That proverb is the equivalent of “birds of the same feather flocks together”. Nice to learn that it existed in Wolof. my be our British friends translated theirs from there…

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    • Thank you for sharing Uncle Aaron


    • That makes a lot of sense. I’ve been seeing more European and American sayings that are like variants of African sayings.


      • Yes… right?

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      • Really makes you wonder how they got into non-African languages and cultures in the first place.


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