Christmas In Different Languages

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

If you know one that isn't listed, please Contact Us!

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

Language: Name:
African Langauges

Swahili

Zulu


Krismasi Njema / Heri ya krismas

UKhisimusi omuhle
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 - Flemish

Walloon

Vrolijk Kerstfeest

djoyeus Noyé
Bulgarian 'vesela 'koleda
Chinese - Mandarin

Cantonese
Sheng Dan Kuai Le (圣诞快乐)

Seng Dan Fai Lok (聖誕快樂)
Croatian
(and Bosnian)
Sretan Božić
Czech Prejeme Vam Vesele Vanoce
Danish Glædelig Jul
The Democratic Republic of Congo - Lingala Mbotama Malamu
Estonian Rõõmsaid Jõulupühi
Finnish Hyvää Joulua
French

Breton

Corsican

Joyeux Noël

Nedeleg Laouen

Bon Natale
German Frohe Weihnachten
Ghana - Dagbani

Akan

Ni ti Burunya Chou

Afishapa
Greek Kala Christouyenna
or Καλά Χριστούγεννα
Greenlandic

Danish (also used in Greenland)

Juullimi Ukiortaassamilu Pilluarit

Glædelig Jul
Hawaiian Mele Kalikimaka
Holland (Dutch) Prettige Kerstfeest or Vrolijk Kerstfeest
Hungarian Kellemes karácsonyi ünnepeket
Icelandic Gleðileg jól
India - Hindi

Urdu

Sanskrit

Gujarati

Bengali

Tamil


Konkani

Mizo

Marathi


Punjabi


Malayalam

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

Krismas Chibai

Navīn varṣacyā hārdik śubhecchā
(नवीन वर्षच्या हार्दिक शुभेच्छा)

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

Christmas inte mangalaashamsakal
Indonesian Selamat Natal
Iran (Farsi)

Kurdish (Kumanji)
Christmas MobArak

Kirîsmes u ser sala we pîroz be
Irish - Gaelic Nollaig Shona Dhuit
Israel - Hebrew Mo'adim Lesimkha. Chena tova
Italian

Sicilian

Buon Natale

Bon Natali
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 크리스마르) or 'Jeulgaeun krismas doeseyo' (즐거운 크리스마스 되세요)
Latvian Priecïgus Ziemassvºtkus
Lithuanian Linksmų Kalėdų
Macedonian Streken Bozhik or
Cpeќeн Бoжик
Madagascar (Malagasy) Tratra ny Noely
Maltese Il-Milied it-Tajjeb
Malaysia - Bahasa/Malay

Malayalam

Selamat Hari Natal

Puthuvalsara Aashamsakal

Native American/
First Nation Languages

Apache (Western)

Navajo

Inuit

Yupik




Gozhqq Keshmish

Nizhonigo Keshmish

Quvianagli Anaiyyuniqpaliqsi

Alussistuakeggtaarmek

This page has a large list of Merry Christmas Native/First Nation Languages
Nepali Kreesmasko shubhkaamnaa (क्रस्मसको शुभकामना)
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
Glædelig Jul
Philippines - Tagalog

Ilokano

Ilonggo

Sugbuhanon or Cebuano

Bicolano

Pangalatok or Pangasinense

Maligayang Pasko

Naragsak Nga Paskua

Malipayon nga Pascua

Maayong Pasko

Maugmang Pasko

Maabig ya pasko or Magayagan inkianac

Polish Wesołych Świąt
Portuguese Feliz Natal or
Boas Festas
Romanian Crặciun Fericit
Russian 'S Rozhdestvom khristovym
Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) Noheli nziza
Samoan Manuia Le Kerisimasi
Scotland - Scots

Gaelic

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

Feliz Navidad or Nochebuena (which means 'Holy Night' - Christmas Eve)

Bon Nadal

Bo Nadal

Eguberri on (which means 'Happy New Day')
Swedish God Jul
Switzerland Schöni Wiehnachte
Thai Suk sarn warn Christmas
Turkish Mutlu Noeller
Uganda (Lugandan) Seku Kulu
Ukranian Veseloho Vam Rizdva or Веселого Різдва
Vietnamese Chuć Mưǹg Giańg Sinh
Welsh Nadolig Llawen
Zimbabwe - Shona

Ndebele

Muve neKisimusi

Izilokotho Ezihle Zamaholdeni
  Sci-fi & Fantasy Languages!

Klingon (Star Trek)

Quenya (Lord of the Rings)

Sindarin (Lord of the Rings)



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Alassë a Hristomerendë (Joyous Feast of Christ)

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

Christmas Traditions and Customs