Runyankole Months


Just over two million, three hundred thousand people speak Runyankole and unfortunately the only English Runyankole dictionary is now out of print, although you might track a second hand one down in bookshops in Mbarara. Increasingly the use of the official language of English is becoming commonplace and taught in schools so even a small grasp of the language will get you by in most situations. The following shows the words for each of the days and months in Runyankole

English Months
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Runyankole Months
Biruuru
Katambuga
Kaatumba
Nyaikoma
Kyabahezi
Kahingo
Nyairurwe
Kicuransi/Nyakanga
Kamena
Kashwa
Museneene
Muzimbeezi
English Days
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Runyankole Days
Orwokubanza
Orwakabiri
Orwakashatu
Orwakana
Orwakataano
Orwamukaaga
Sabiiti/sande

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