FILONGOA

FILONGOA

TONDRO TOKANE IZAO TSY MAHAFOY HAO
JA MIJALE LONGO LONGO AVAO
AKANGA MARO ZAY TSY VAKIN AMBOA EKA
TSISY RAHA SOA MIHOATRA NY FILONGOA
HAZO TOKA KOA TSY MBA ALA NINE
ANOVO NAREO SOA NY RESAK AMPIHAVANA
FA IZAY ANY KOAHY HEHE ANOVO SOA NY FILONGOA
EKA ANOVO SOA NY FILONGOA

EKA KA MIALY KA MIFANDRAFE
EKA ANOVO SOA NY FILONGOA
EKA ANOVO SOA NY FILONGOA
EKA KA MIALY KA MIFANDRAFE
EKA EKA EKA VAO NINE

ENGAO ANY KOAHY ZE RATE
ZAY MISARAKY AVAO RO FASY
FITAMBARA AVAO RO HERY EKA
IZAY MITANBATRA AVAO RO VATO
FIFANAJA RAHA SOA ALA NINE
ANOVO NAREO SOA NY FILONGOA


(a succession of Malagasy proverbs about the value of Friendship)

One finger cannot catch a lice
Even if you are poor a friend is a friend
A lot of guinea fowls cannot be caught by one dog
There is nothing better than friendship
One tree cannot make a forest
Having a conversation without a fight
Will improve your friendship

People who are separated create sand
Together we create stone
Respect improves the friendship
But most of all do not fight