Addis Abeba – The Somali regional state government cabinet has approved names of the 12 months written in Af-Somali (Somali language), the region’s official working language.
Accordingly, the newly adopted names of the 12 months written in Somali language will be used across all schools & government organizations throughout the region, according to regional media.
The decision, which is hailed as a significant step in the development of the Somali language, was made after deliberating on a study conducted by scholars from and outside the region on Af-Somali equivalent names days, months and years.
So far, the regional state was using English names of months for its official correspondences.
The following are the name of months in Af-Somali and their corresponding translations in English:
Dharabley – January
Cirir – February
Cuur – March
Duugato – April
Miicaad – May
Agaali – June
Afagaal – July
Naaf – August
Koodxin – September
Dirir – October
Gudba – November
Xoorrey – December
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