Jamaican proverbs

Proverbs from all Jamaican speaking parts of the world.


  • Wa de goat du, de kid falla.
    • Translation: What the goat does, the kid follows.
    • English equivalent: As the old cock crows, so crows the young.
    • Meaning: Children absorb behavioural cues from their parents and other significant adults in their lives. We should set good examples for our children.
    • Source for meaning and proverb: Jamaican Proverbs | The National Library of Jamaica. Nlj.gov.jm. Retrieved on 2013-06-09.

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