African Proverbs & Myths As a class, Read pages 19-21. Definitions. Oral Tradition: The telling of stories and histories by word of mouth. Myth: A symbolic account of the origin of things. Mythology: A collection of myths Proverb: A short saying that embodies a general truth
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1. Why did so many historians ignore the value of the oral tradition?
Mother Africa, I know that your people pass knowledge through stories and sayings and rhymes. I know your people are very wise. What do the people of Libya say?
The people of Libya say:
The camel does not see the bend in its neck.
What do the Fula people say?
The Fula people say:
Patience can cook a stone.
What do the Ashanti say?
The Ashanti say:
If you understand the beginning Well, the end will not trouble you.Flocabulary Lyrics
What do the people of Tanzania say? through stories and sayings and rhymes. I know your people are very wise. What do the people of Libya say?
The people of Tanzania:
Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable.
What do the Ethiopians say?
The Ethiopians say:
When one is in love, a cliff
Becomes a meadow.
And what do the Ewe people say?
The Ewe people say:
Until the lion has his or her own storyteller, the hunter will always have the best part of the story.Flocabulary Lyrics