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(Náhidizídígíí Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona. - Month of the Year)



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The following are the name of the months in Navajo with their literal English translation. The month of October, in Diné culture, represents the beginning of the New Year.


Náhidizídígíí Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona. Month of the Year

 
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• Aakei – Autumn

Binianitą́ą́tsoh (Western Navajo, preferred) , Biniantáátsoh (Eastern Navajo, contraction: ni → n)
September — Big Harvest.
'Big Harvest' is meant to mean that this is the month of the 'Ripening of Late Crops'.
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Ghąąjį́ Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
October — Half.
'Half' is meant to mean that this is the month of the 'Separation of Seasons'.
In Diné culture, the beginning of the New Year begins in October.
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Níłchitsósí Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
November — Small Wind.
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• Hai – Winter

Níłchitsoh Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
December — Big Wind.
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Yas Niłtees (Eastern Navajo, slight drag) Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona. , Yasniłtees (Western Navajo) Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
January — Crusted Snow.
'Crusted Snow' is meant to mean that this is the month of the 'Thawing of Snow'.
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Atsá Biyáázh (Eastern Navajo, slight drag) Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona. , Atsábiyáázh (Western Navajo) Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
February — Small Eagles.
'Small Eagles' is meant to mean that this is the month of the 'Birth of Eaglets'.
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• Daan – Spring

Wóózhchį́į́d Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
March — Squeeky Voice.
'Squeeky Voice' is meant to mean that this is the month of the 'First Cry of Eaglets'.
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Tą́ą́chil Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
April — Small Plant.
'Small Plant' is meant to mean that this is the month of the 'Growth of Early Plant Life'.
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Tą́ą́tsoh Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
May — Big Plant or Big Leaves.
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• Shį́ Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona. Summer

Yaiishjááshchilí Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
June — Small Planting.
'Small Planting' is meant to mean that this is the month of the 'Planting of Early Crops'.
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Yaiishjááshtsoh (Eastern Navajo) Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona. , Yaiishjáástsoh (Western Navajo, contraction sh → s)
July — Big Planting.
'Big Planting' is meant to mean that this is the month of the 'Planting of Late Crops'.
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Binianitą́ą́tsósí (Western Navajo, preferred) , Biniantáátsózí (Borrowed Western now Eastern Navajo, contraction ni → n)
August — Small Harvest.
'Small Harvest' is meant to mean that this is the month of the 'Ripening of Early Crops'.
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