Salento Proverbs

Proverbs from all Salento speaking parts of the world.


  • Ua pona I vao, ‘ae liai’iina I ala.
    • Translation: The fault was committed in the bush, but it is now talked about on the highway.
    • Meaning: One cannot conceal problems forever.
    • Schultz, South Pacific. Institute of Pacific Studies (1980). Samoan proverbial expressions. Polynesian Press. p. 34. 
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