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Advising a child during the journey

Proverb in the local language
A sala tene na molengue kozo ni si lo goue ake na lango so si lo ke goue pepe.
Proverb's direct translation
Advise a child before the journey, not when the journey is going on.
Proverb's meaning
Prepare your child when still young,
Equivalent proverb
Old habits die hard.
From: Sango
General comments
The Sango are found in Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Republic of the Congo, and Tanzania.

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