How to Say Merry Christmas in Just About Every Conceivable Language

Say Merry Christmas anywhere in the world you travel this holiday season. (Courtesy of iStockphoto)

Merry Christmas in Different Languages

Afrikaans - Geséende Kersfees

Albanian - Gèzur Krishlindyet

Amharic - Melkame Yeledet Beale

Apache - Gozhqq Késhmish

Arabic - Idah Saidan Wa Sanah Jadidah

Argentine - Felices Pasquas

Armenian - Shenorhavor Dzenount

Azeri - Tezze Iliniz Yahsi Olsun

Bamoun - Poket Kristmet

Bengali - Shuvo Boro Din

Basque - Zorionak eta Urte Berri On

Belgian - Vrolijke Kerstmis

Bohemian - Vesele Vanoce

Brazilian - Boas Festas; Feliz Natal

Breton - Nedeleg laouen

Bulgarian - Tchestita Koleda

Chinese - (Cantonese) Gun Tso Sun Tan' Gung Haw Sun; (Mandarin) Kong He Xin Xi

Cornish - Nadelik looan na looan blethen noweth

Cree - Mitho Makosi Kesikansi

Croatian - Srecan Bozic

Czech - Veselé Vánoce

Danish - Glædelig Jul

Dutch - Vrolijk Kerstfeest

English - Merry Christmas

Esperanto - Gajan Kristnaskon

Eritrean - Rehus-Beal-Ledeats

Estonian - Häid jõule

Farsi - Cristmas-e-shoma mobarak bashad

Filipino - Maligayang Pasko

Finnish - Hyvää joulua

French - Joyeux Noèl

Frisian - Goede Krystdagen

Gaelic - Nollaig Chridheil

Georgian - Gilotsavt Krist'es Shobas

German - Froehliche Weihnachten

Greenland - Juullimi pilluartsi

Greek - Kala Christouyenna

Guarani - V'ya pave mita tupara-pe

Hausa - Barka da Kirsìmatì

Hawaiian - Mele Kalikimaka

Hindi - Shub Naya Baras

Hungarian - Kellemes Karácsonyi ünnepeket

Icelandic - Gledileg Jól

Indonesian - Selamat Hari Natal

Irish - Nollaig Shona Dhuit

Italian - Buon Natale

Japanese - Kurisumasu Omedeto

Korean - Sung Tan Chuk Ha

Lakota - Wanikiya tonpi wowiyuskin

Latin - Felice Festa Navititas

Latvian - Prieci'gus Ziemsve'tkus

Lithuanian - Linksmu Kalédu

Luxembourg - Schéi Chrèschtdeeg

Manx - Nollick ghennal

Malta - Il-Milied It-Tajjeb

Maori - Meri Kirihimete

Marathi - Shub Naya Varsh

Mayan - Utzul mank'inal

Navajo - Yá'át'ééh Keshmish

Norwegian - God Jul

Oromiffa - Bagga Ayana Dhalehu Gofetatini Esenee gae

Polish - Wesolych Swiat

Portuguese - Boas Festas

Rapa-Nui - Mata-Ki-Te-Rangi

Quechua - Sumaj kausay kachun Navidad ch'sisipi

Romanian - Sarbatori vesele

Romansh - Bellas Festas

Russian - Hristos Razdajetsja

Sami - Buorre Juovllaid

Samoan - Ia manuia le Kerisimasi

Serbian - Hristos se rodi

Singhalese - Subha nath thalak Vewa

Slovak - Veselé Vianoce

Slovene - Vesele Bozicne

Spanish - Feliz Navidad

Swedish - God Jul

Tahitian - Ia ora i te Noera

Tamil - Nathar Puthu Varuda Valthukkal

Thai - Sawadee Pee Mai

Turkish - Noeliniz Ve Yeni Yiliniz Kutlu Olsun

Ukrainian - Srozhdestvom Kristovym

Urdu - Naya Saal Mubarak Ho

Vietnamese - Chung Mung Giang Sinh

Welsh - Nadolig Llawen

Yoruba - E ku odun, e ku iye'dun!

Excerpted from The World Encyclopedia of Christmas by Gerry Bowler Copyright © 2004 by Gerry Bowler. Excerpted by permission of McClelland & Stewart. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.

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