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  • The dust on the heels is better than the one on the buttocks.
    This proverb is saying that when you are on your feet it is the heels that become dusty; but if you are sitting down, it is the buttocks that become dusty.
    The message, therefore, is one must not be lazy, but be up and doing.
    Details:
    • Where is it used? Country?City? NG
    • Dialect Gombe
    • Type Proverb
    • Source THE CONCEPT OF PULAAKU MIRRORED IN FULFULDE PROVERBS OF THE GOMBE DIALECT Rudolf Leger and Abubakar B. Mohammad Berichte des Sonderforschungsbereichs 268, Band 14, Frankfurt a.M. 2000: 299-306
    • Are you a native speaker ? Yes (eh) (نعم)
  • A visitor is like run-off water
    This proverb is calling on us to be kind to our guests because they are as transient as the run-off water. It is therefore advisable to be much as nice to them
    as possible while they are still with us.
    Details:
    • Where is it used? Country?City? NG
    • Dialect Gombe
    • Type Proverb
    • Source THE CONCEPT OF PULAAKU MIRRORED IN FULFULDE PROVERBS OF THE GOMBE DIALECT Rudolf Leger and Abubakar B. Mohammad Berichte des Sonderforschungsbereichs 268, Band 14, Frankfurt a.M. 2000: 299-306
    • Are you a native speaker ? Yes (eh) (نعم)
  • What is groaned about surpasses what is spoken about.
    When seemingly healthy people groan, it is a sign that they are carrying the
    burden of what worries them. In other words, there is more than meets the
    eyes, as it were. This also means that complaining and grumbling about an
    issue does not always help matters.
    Details:
    • Where is it used? Country?City? NG
    • Dialect Gombe
    • Type Proverb
    • Source THE CONCEPT OF PULAAKU MIRRORED IN FULFULDE PROVERBS OF THE GOMBE DIALECT Rudolf Leger and Abubakar B. MohammadBerichte des Sonderforschungsbereichs 268, Band 14, Frankfurt a.M. 2000: 299-306
    • Are you a native speaker ? Yes (eh) (نعم)
  • The truth will become old before people accept it
    The proverb is warning us not to expect people to readily accept the truth. It
    takes them a long time before they realise what it is. So, be prepared to give
    them time! The need for patience is therefore of paramount importance.
    Details:
    • Where is it used? Country?City? NG
    • Dialect Gombe
    • Type Proverb
    • Source THE CONCEPT OF PULAAKU MIRRORED IN FULFULDE PROVERBS OF THE GOMBE DIALECT Rudolf Leger and Abubakar B. MohammadBerichte des Sonderforschungsbereichs 268, Band 14, Frankfurt a.M. 2000: 299-306
    • Are you a native speaker ? Yes (eh) (نعم)
  • No matter how deep a body of water is, there is fine sand at the bottom.
    The proverb teaches us that whatever difficulty we may face, there will be relief in the end, if only we persevere. It is expected of a Pullo to display a high degree of perseverance.
    Details:
    • Where is it used? Country?City? NG
    • Dialect Gombe
    • Type Proverb
    • Are you a native speaker ? Yes (eh) (نعم)
  • lit:Everyone should rear the animal in front of him.
    Let everyone take care of what is in front of him.
    This proverb is saying that one should mind one’s business and not to poke
    one’s nose into other people’s business. Most people do not take it kindly
    when they are given unsolicited advice. This is why a Pullo, in order to avoid
    being told off, tries to mind his own business.
    Details:
    • Where is it used? Country?City? NG
    • Dialect Gombe
    • Type Proverb
    • Are you a native speaker ? Yes (eh) (نعم)
  • To be granted one’s request is shameful enough, let alone when the request is turned down.
    Said about fulani behavior. Semtende: This is by far the most important component of pulaaku. It is also the most
    easily noticed; but not so easy to define. Its literal meaning is ‘shamefulness’.
    However, such terms as ‘being reserved’ or ‘shy’ will be less pejorative
    Details:
    • Where is it used? Country?City? NG
    • Dialect Gombe
    • Type Proverb
    • Source THE CONCEPT OF PULAAKU MIRRORED IN FULFULDE PROVERBS OF THE GOMBE DIALECT Rudolf Leger and Abubakar B. MohammadBerichte des Sonderforschungsbereichs 268, Band 14, Frankfurt a.M. 2000: 299-306
    • Are you a native speaker ? Yes (eh) (نعم)
  • Dignity is like oil, once split it cannot be redeemed
    Said about fulani behaviours
    dignity, one of the highest aspects of pulaaku
    Details:
    • Where is it used? Country?City? NG
    • Dialect Gombe
    • Type Proverb
    • Are you a native speaker ? Yes (eh) (نعم)