Nuer Calendar

Nuer Calendar is broken into 6 month and two broad season with two minor season tied to the two broad season. The calendar is based on yearly activities. The year is called ruon.


Major Season  Affiliated Minor Season
Tot  Rwil
Mai Jiom


Nuer Month  Month 
teer  Sept.-Oct. 
lath(boor)  Oct.-Nov. 
kur  Nov.-Dec. 
tiop (in) dit  Dec.-Jan. 
tiop (in) tot Jan.-Feb
pet Feb.-Mar.
duong Mar.-Apr.
gwaak Apr.-May
dwat May-June
kornyuot June-July
paiyatni (paiyene) July-Aug.
thoor Aug.-Sept.

Related Article: Ngunden Pyramid, Dinka Common Names


Works Cited

Evans-Pritchard, E. E(1969). The Nuer, a description of modes livelihood and political institutions of a Nilotic people. Oxford University Press: New York . ISBN 0-19-500322-5