Xhosa calendar

The following is a list of timekeeping terminology in the Xhosa language.

Month names


The traditional names for months come from names of plants or flowers that grow or seasonal changes that happen at a given time of year. They are:

Gregorian months

The modern names for the months are borrowed from the English equivalents:

Days of the week


See also


  • Kirsch et al., Clicking with Xhosa, David Phillip Publishers, Cape Town, 2001, p. 43f.
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