Mongolia Monday- Two Proverbs That Include Argali!

Argali rams, Ikh Nartiin Chuluu, April 2005

If a turag* is tired, it goes to the mountain

If a person is tired, he goes to relatives

This could be used when a person is tired and goes to visit relatives or advice to someone who is tired.

If the in-laws become bad, a person leans on his relatives

If wild sheep becomes weak, they can lean on the mountain

It says that when someone is tired or having problems with their in-laws they should go to their relatives.

(from “Mongolian Proverbs” by Janice Raymond, Alethinos Books, 2010)

*turag is a word for argali, the wild sheep

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