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Days of the week

1 December 2010

Shared by Leroy DeFoe

Did the days have names before the arrival of Europeans? One might ask what need was there for names of the days? Possibly days were only named as they related to moon stages: new or full. Ojibwe names for the days reflect the influence of Christianity. Note they are verbs…

Anama’e giizhigad

(be) Sunday, the Lord’s day


(be) Monday, the day after


(be) Tuesday, the 2nd day


(be) Wednesday, the middle day


(be) Thursday, the 4th day


(be) Friday


(be) Saturday


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