Somali calendar

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The Somali calendar, (Somali: Soomaali tiro ammin) which is a moon-and-sun-based system, was used by herders and farmers to determine the seasons and predict the weather. The Somali lunar calendar is known as dayax-tiriska and the sun-based calendar is called amin-tiris or shin-tiris.


  • "Orthodox" Muslims in Somalia disapproved of the Dabshid feast (Barile, La colonizzazione fascista, p.128) *[1] at Google Books
  • Said M-Shidad Hussein, The Somali Calendar: An Ancient, Accurate Timekeeping System.[where?][when?]*Somali calendar at