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Days

Days of the week in Swahili language follow Arabic calendar system

The first day is Saturday and the last day is Friday.

Kiswahili and English days

Jumamosi

Saturday

Jumapili

Sunday

Jumatatu

Monday

Jumanne

Tuesday

Jumatano

Wednesday

Alhamis

Thursday

Ijumaa

Friday

As you can see, telling days of the week in kiswahili is so

Simple because,is like counting from number one to five

as equivalent of Saturday is different

When you say “juma mosi”this end part of the “pili”which means

second or two is equivalent to Sunday.

When you say “jumatatu”as usual the end part “Tatu”refers to

third or three which means Monday,when you say”juma nne”

the end part “nne”refers to fourth or fourĀ  which means Tuesday

In English.lasty we have “jumatano”as usual the end part “tano”

refers to fifth or five which means Wednesday in English

Then you go for “Alhamis”which is equivalent to Thursday in

English and”Ijumaa”means Friday in English.

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