"Senin, Selasa, Rabu, Kamis, Jumat, Sabtu, Minggu."

Translation:Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.

August 21, 2018

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/ID-007
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So, etymology wise, the names for Monday through Saturday come from Arabic while Sunday comes from Portuguese's Domingo. Very interesting mixture of origins!

August 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/JessePaedia

In Malay, they use 'Hari Ahad' for Sunday, which comes from the Arabic word 'wahid' (one).

August 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DanielCark

There has been some calls among Islamically minded indonesians to do that as well, i think

November 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Rick392366

So, etymology wise, the names for Monday through Saturday come from Arabic while Sunday comes from Portuguese's Domingo. Very interesting mixture of origins!

Yes, you're absolutely right.
It's funny isn't it !?
Another interesting thing is that the word "minggu" (Sunday) can also mean "week".

August 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ID-007
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Yes, that does make it more interesting yet as, historically, Christians/Arabs consider(ed) Sunday the 1st day of the week...

August 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/joeldipops

I never knew that!

August 28, 2018
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