Days of the Week in 14 African Languages

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Welcome to our blog post about the weekdays in 14 African languages! In this post, we will look at the various names for the days of the week in African languages. We'll also look at the etymology of these names and how they differ between languages.The days of the week play an important role in our lives. They help us keep track of time and provide structure to our schedules. There are over 2,000 different languages spoken in Africa, each with its own way of naming the days of the week. This post will help you understand African languages and the cultures that speak them better. So, let's get this party started!

Tarok:

  1. Nshimshim - Monday
  2. Ndyang - dang - Tuesday
  3. Nnyamnyam - Wednesday
  4. Nnyin - Thursday
  5. Nchichi - Friday
  6. Nwawa- Saturday
  7. Nkpan - Sunday

Yoruba:

  1. Monday - Ojo Ajé
  2. Tuesday - Ojo Ìségun
  3. Wednesday - Ojo Riru
  4. Thursday - Ojo Kẹta
  5. Friday - Ojo Ẹtì
  6. Saturday - Ojo Àbámẹ́ta
  7. Sunday - Ojo Àìkú

Swahili:

  1. Monday - Jumatatu
  2. Tuesday - Jumanne
  3. Wednesday - Jumatano
  4. Thursday - Alhamisi
  5. Friday - Ijumaa
  6. Saturday - Jumamosi
  7. Sunday - Jumapili

Hausa:

  1. Monday - Lahadi
  2. Tuesday - Talata
  3. Wednesday - Laraba
  4. Thursday - Alhamis
  5. Friday - Jumma'a
  6. Saturday - Asabar
  7. Sunday - Lahadi

Amharic:

  1. Monday - Senbet
  2. Tuesday - Maksabit
  3. Wednesday - Rabu
  4. Thursday - Hamus
  5. Friday - Arb
  6. Saturday - Kidame
  7. Sunday - Ehadeg

Igbo:

  1. Monday - Mọ́nde
  2. Tuesday - Tiuzdee
  3. Wednesday - Wenezdee
  4. Thursday - Tọọzdee
  5. Friday - Fraịdee
  6. Saturday - Satọdee
  7. Sunday - Sunịdee

Zulu:

  1. Monday - uMvulo
  2. Tuesday - uLwesibili
  3. Wednesday - uLwesithathu
  4. Thursday - uLwesine
  5. Friday - uLwesihlanu
  6. Saturday - uMgqibelo
  7. Sunday - uSonto

Xhosa:

  1. Monday - uMvulo
  2. Tuesday - uLwesibini
  3. Wednesday - uLwesithathu
  4. Thursday - uLwesine
  5. Friday - uLwesihlanu
  6. Saturday - uMgqibelo
  7. Sunday - iCawa

Shona:

  1. Monday - Svondo
  2. Tuesday - Muvhuro
  3. Wednesday - Chipiri
  4. Thursday - Chitatu
  5. Friday - Chishanu
  6. Saturday - Svondo
  7. Sunday - Chisvondo

Sotho:

  1. Monday - Mosupologo
  2. Tuesday - Labobeli
  3. Wednesday - Laboraro
  4. Thursday - Labone
  5. Friday - Labohlano
  6. Saturday - Moqebelo
  7. Sunday - Sontaha

Tswana:

  1. Monday - Labone
  2. Tuesday - Labotlhano
  3. Wednesday - Laboraro
  4. Thursday - Labone
  5. Friday - Labohlano
  6. Saturday - Moqebelo
  7. Sunday - Lwetse

Kinyarwanda:

  1. Monday - Kuwa mbere
  2. Tuesday - Kuwa kabiri
  3. Wednesday - Kuwa gatatu
  4. Thursday - Kuwa kane
  5. Friday - Kuwa gatanu
  6. Saturday - Kuwa gatandatu
  7. Sunday - Ku cyumweru

Wolof:

  1. Monday - Arewa
  2. Tuesday - Talata
  3. Wednesday - Arbaji
  4. Thursday - Alxamis
  5. Friday - Aljuma
  6. Saturday - Asabdu
  7. Sunday - Itar

Somali:

  1. Monday - Isniin
  2. Tuesday - Talaado
  3. Wednesday - Arbaco
  4. Thursday - Khamiis
  5. Friday - Jimco
  6. Saturday -Sabti
  7. Sunday - Axad

Conclusion

The days of the week can be an excellent way to learn and appreciate African languages. Each language has its own nuances and nuances that make it fascinating to learn. From the Bambara of Mali to the Zulu of South Africa, the days of the week provide insight into the continent's culture and languages. Learning the days of the week in African languages is a great place to start if you're a student, traveler, or simply want to connect with the African continent.

 

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