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Words of Wisdom: Your African proverbs from 2013

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Kano's Durbar, Nigeria

"The proverb is the horse of words. When the truth is missing we use a proverb to find it" – so goes a Yoruba proverb sent to BBC Africa this year by Kola Odofin, from Zaria, Nigeria.

This is a small selection of the many African proverbs sent to us in the last 12 months.

You can send your favourite ones for 2014

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