Morning? Afternoon?? Or maybe Evening???

Below is a table showing how the various portions of the day are labeled in Wolof.

ENGLISH WORD

WOLOF WORD

WHEN USED

day

bëcëg

dawn to nightfall

night

guddi

nightfall to dawn

morning

suba

dawn to about 2pm

afternoon

ngoon

from about 2pm to nightfall

midnight

xaaju guddi *

at midnight

* Literally, “half of the night” (xaaju – to divide, seperate, part, portion).

Ci suba. – In the morning.

Ci ngoon. – In the afternoon.

Ci guddi. – In the evening.

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