Merry Christmas and Christmas In Different Languages

On this page ‘Merry Christmas’ or ‘Happy Christmas’ is shown in different languages from all around the world!

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Some languages below use different characters and alphabets, so I have also spelt them in English as best I can!

African Languages

Swahili

Zulu

Chewa

Krismasi Njema / Heri ya krismas

UKhisimusi omuhle

Moni Wa Chikondwelero Cha Kristmasi

Afganistan (Dari) Christmas Mubarak (کرسمس مبارک)
Albanian Gëzuar Krishtlindjen
Arabic Eid Milad Majid (عيد ميلاد مجيد)
Which means ‘Glorious Birth Feast’
Armenian Shnorhavor Amanor yev Surb Tznund (Շնորհավոր Ամանոր և Սուրբ Ծնունդ)
Which means ‘Congratulations for the Holy Birth’
Belgium Dutch/FlemishFrench

German

Walloon

Vrolijk Kerstfeest

Joyeux Noël

Frohe Weihnachten

djoyeus Noyé

Bulgarian Vesela Koleda
Chinese – MandarinCantonese Sheng Dan Kuai Le (圣诞快乐)

Seng Dan Fai Lok (聖誕快樂)

Croatian
(and Bosnian)
Sretan Božić
Czech Vesele Vanoce
Danish Glædelig Jul
The Democratic Republic of Congo – Lingala Mbotama Malamu
Esperanto Feliĉan Kristnaskon
Estonian Rõõmsaid Jõulupühi
Finnish Hyvää joulua
FrenchBreton

Corsican

Joyeux Noël

Nedeleg Laouen

Bon Natale

German Frohe Weihnachten
Ghana – Dagbani

Akan

Ni ti Burunya Chou

Afishapa

Greek Kala Christouyenna or Καλά Χριστούγεννα
Georgian gilocav shoba-akhal c’els
or გილოცავ შობა-ახალ წელს
GreenlandicDanish (also used in Greenland) Juullimi Pilluarit

Glædelig Jul

Hawaiian Mele Kalikimaka
Holland (Dutch) Zalig Kerstfeest or Zalig Kerstmis (both mean Merry Christmas), Vrolijk Kerstfeest (Cheerful Christmas) or Prettig Kerstfeest (Nice Christmas)
Hungarian Kellemes karácsonyi ünnepeket
Icelandic Gleðileg jól
India – HindiUrdu

Sanskrit

Gujarati

Bengali

Tamil

Konkani

Kannada

Mizo

Marathi

Punjabi

Malayalam

Telugu

Śubh krisamas (शुभ क्रिसमस)

krismas mubarak (کرسمس)

Krismasasya shubhkaamnaa

Anandi Natal or Khushi Natal (આનંદી નાતાલ)

shubho bôṛodin (শুভ বড়দিন)

kiṟistumas vāḻttukkaḷ
(கிறிஸ்துமஸ் வாழ்த்துக்கள்)

Khushal Borit Natala

kris mas habbada shubhaashayagalu
(ಕ್ರಿಸ್ ಮಸ್ ಹಬ್ಬದ ಶುಭಾಷಯಗಳು)

Krismas Chibai

Śubh Nātāḷ (शुभ नाताळ) or
Natal Chya shubhechha

karisama te nawāṃ sāla khušayāṃwālā hewe
(ਕਰਿਸਮ ਤੇ ਨਵਾੰ ਸਾਲ ਖੁਸ਼ਿਯਾੰਵਾਲਾ ਹੋਵੇ)

Christmas inte mangalaashamsakal

Christmas Subhakankshalu

Indonesian Selamat Natal
Iran (Farsi)Kurdish (Kumanji) Christmas MobArak

Kirîsmes u ser sala we pîroz be

Irish – Gaelic Nollaig Shona Dhuit
Israel – Hebrew Chag Molad Sameach (חג מולד שמח)
meaning Happy festival of the Birth
ItalianSicilian

Ladin

Buon Natale

Bon Natali

Bon/Bun Nadèl

Japanese Meri Kurisumasu (or ‘Meri Kuri’ for short!)

Hiragana: めりーくりすます

Katakana: メリークリスマス

Korean ‘Meri krismas’ (메리 크리스마스) or ‘Jeulgaeun krismas doeseyo’ (즐거운 크리스마스 되세요)
Latvian Priecïgus Ziemassvºtkus
Lithuanian Linksmų Kalėdų
Macedonian Streken Bozhik or Среќен Божик
Madagascar (Malagasy) Tratra ny Noely
Maltese Il-Milied it-Tajjeb
Malaysia – Bahasa/MalayMalayalam Selamat Hari Natal

Puthuvalsara Aashamsakal

Manx (spoken on the Isle of Man) Nollick Ghennal
Native American/
First Nation LanguagesApache (Western)NavajoInuitYupik
Gozhqq Keshmish

Nizhonigo Keshmish

Quvianagli Anaiyyuniqpaliqsi

Alussistuakeggtaarmek

Nepali Kreesmasko shubhkaamnaa (क्रस्मसको शुभकामना)
New Zealand (Maori) Meri Kirihimete
New Zealand (Maori) Meri Kirihimete
Nigeria – Hausa

Yoruba

Fulani

Igbo (Ibo)

Edo

Ibibio

barka dà Kirsìmatì

E ku odun, e ku iye’dun

Jabbama be salla Kirismati

E keresimesi Oma

Iselogbe

Idara ukapade isua

Norwegian God Jul or
Gledelig Jul
Philippines – Tagalog

Ilokano

Ilonggo

Sugbuhanon or Cebuano

Bicolano

Pangalatok or Pangasinense

Warey Warey

Maligayang Pasko

Naragsak Nga Paskua

Malipayon nga Pascua

Maayong Pasko

Maugmang Pasko

Maabig ya pasko or Magayagan inkianac

Maupay Nga Pasko

Papiamentu – spoken in the Lesser Antilles (Aruba, Curaçao, and Bonaire) Bon Pascu
Polish ‘Wesołych Świąt’ (Merry Christmas)
‘Bożego Narodzenia’ (Christ is Born)
Portuguese Feliz Natal or
Boas Festas
Romanian Crăciun Fericit
Russian s rah-zh-dee-st-VOHM (C рождеством!) or
s-schah-st-lee-vah-vah rah-zh dee-st-vah (Счастливого рождества!)
Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) Noheli nziza
Samoan Manuia Le Kerisimasi
Scotland – ScotsGaelic Blithe Yule

Nollaig Chridheil

Serbian Hristos se rodi (Христос се роди) – Christ is born
Vaistinu se rodi (Ваистину се роди) – truly born (reply)
Slovakian Vesele Vianoce
Slovene or Slovenian Vesel Božič
Somali Kirismas Wacan
South Africa (Afrikaans)

Zulu

Geseënde Kersfees

UKhisimusi omuhle

Spanish (Español)Catalan

Galician

Basque (Euskara)

Feliz Navidad or Nochebuena (which means ‘Holy Night’ – Christmas Eve)

Bon Nadal

Bo Nadal

Eguberri on (which means ‘Happy New Day’)

Sranantongo (spoken in Suriname) Swit’ Kresneti
Sinhala (spoken in Sri Lanka) Suba Naththalak Wewa (සුබ නත්තලක් වේවා)
Swedish God Jul
Swiss Schöni Wiehnachte
Thai Suk sarn warn Christmas
Turkish Mutlu Noeller
Uganda (Lugandan) Seku Kulu
Ukranian ‘Веселого Різдва’ Veseloho Rizdva (Merry Christmas) or ‘Христос Рождається’ Khrystos Rozhdayetsia (Christ is Born)
Vietnamese Chuć Mưǹg Giańg Sinh
Welsh Nadolig Llawen
Zimbabwe – ShonaNdebele Muve neKisimusi

Izilokotho Ezihle Zamaholdeni

Sci-fi & Fantasy Languages!Klingon (Star Trek)

Quenya (Lord of the Rings)

Sindarin (Lord of the Rings)

toDwI’ma’ qoS yItIvqu’ (Our Savior’s birthday you-enjoy!)

Alassë a Hristomerendë (Joyous Feast of Christ)

Mereth Veren e-Doled Eruion (Joyous Feast of the Coming of the Son of God)

 

 

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