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This paper presents a qualitative literary investigation on wellerisms (a subtype of proverb) in Nzema-a language spoken in the Western part of Ghana, West Africa. The study aimed at ascertaining whether the need to factor them (wellerisms) in conversation would be based on their context of use. It also investigated as to whether wellerisms in Nzema proverbs had metaphorical messages and implications which would transcend beyond their literal meaning. Findings confirmed Yankah"s (1989)doi:10.1556/aethn.52.2007.1.7 fatcat:5lnl7wdyrbcb3k6sbneqbqt5xe