Every day of the week is explained and pronounced with different words in the other languages. In Swahili-speaking countries, the first day of the week starts with Saturday and Friday is the last day of the week. The first day of the week, Saturday in Swahili is written as Jumamosi, and it is pronounced as “Jumamosi.” The second day of the week, Sunday in Swahili is written as Jumapili, and it is pronounced as “Jumapili.” The third day of the week, Monday in Swahili is written as Jumatatu, and it is pronounced as “Jumatatu.” The fourth day of the week, Tuesday in Swahili is written as Jumanne, and it is pronounced as “Jumanne.” The fifth day of the week, Wednesday in Swahili is written as Jumatano, and it is pronounced as “Jumatano.” The sixth day of the week, Thursday in Swahili is written as Alhamisi, and it is pronounced as “Alhamisi.” The last and seventh day of the week, Friday in Swahili is written as Ijumaa, and it is pronounced as “Ijumaa.” The names of all the days in the Swahili Language are listed in the simple table.

Days of the Week in Swahili

EnglishSwahili TranslationEnglish Pronunciation
SaturdayJumamosi (First Day of the Week in Swahili)Jumamosi
SundayJumapili (Second Day of the Week in Swahili)Jumapili
MondayJumatatu (Third Day of the Week in Swahili)Jumatatu
TuesdayJumanne (Fourth Day of the Week in Swahili)Jumanne
WednesdayJumatano (Fifth Day of the Week in Swahili)Jumatano
ThursdayAlhamisi (Sixth Day of the Week in Swahili)Alhamisi
FridayIjumaa (Seventh Day of the Week in Swahili)Ijumaa
Days of the Week in Swahili Language
Days of the Week in Swahili Language

There are several opinions to explain how the 7-days in the week are originated. Initially, Babylonian astrologers around 700 BCE assigned the planet gods to the days in the week.  Then, Romans changed the names of the week with their planet gods in the ancient Roman Calendar. Later, Germanic and Norse people also changed the names with the names of their gods. As per the rules of the International Standard ISO 8601, Monday is the first day of the week and then it is followed by the Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Even though it is the international standard, some of the countries like United States of America, Canada, Australia, India and much more countries consider Sunday as the first day of the week. The names for the seven days in the week came from the Roman Calendar and each day relates to 7 celestial bodies: the Sun, the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn.

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Important Days in JulyImportant Days in August
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Important Days in NovemberImportant Days in December

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