Merry Christmas In Different Languages

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

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!

African Languages

Afrikaans (South Africa, Namibia)


Geseënde Kersfees
  Akan (Ghana, Ivory Coast, Benin) Afishapa
  Amharic (Ethiopia) Melikam Gena! (መልካም ገና!)
  Chewa (Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe) Moni Wa Chikondwelero Cha Kristmasi
  Dagbani (Ghana) Ni ti Burunya Chou
  Edo (Nigeria) Iselogbe
  Fula/Fulani (Niger, Nigeria, Benin, Cameroon, Chad, Sudan, Togo, Guinea, Sierra Leone) Jabbama be salla Kirismati
  Hausa (Niger, Nigeria, Ghana, Benin, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Togo) barka dà Kirsìmatì
  Ibibio (Nigeria) Idara ukapade isua
  Igbo/Igo (Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea) E keresimesi Oma
  Kinyarwanda (Rwanda, Uganda, DR Congo) Noheli nziza
  Lingala (DR Congo, Rep Congo, Central African Republic, Angola) Mbotama Malamu
  Luganda (Uganda) Seku Kulu
  Ndebele (Zimbabwe, South Africa) Izilokotho Ezihle Zamaholdeni
  Shona (Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Botswana) Muve neKisimusi
  Somali (Somalia, Djibouti) Kirismas Wacan
  Sotho (Lesotho, South Africa) Le be le keresemese e monate
  Swahili (Tanzania, Kenya, DR Congo, Uganda) Krismasi Njema / Heri ya Krismasi
  Tigrinya (Ethiopia and Eritreia) Ruhus Beal Lidet
  Yoruba (Nigeria, Benin) E ku odun, e ku iye'dun
  Zulu (South Africa, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland) UKhisimusi omuhle
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/Flemish


Vrolijk Kerstfeest
  French Joyeux Noël
  German Frohe Weihnachten
  Walloon djoyeus Noyé
Bulgarian Vesela Koleda
China

Mandarin


Sheng Dan Kuai Le (圣诞快乐)
  Cantonese Seng Dan Fai Lok (聖誕快樂)
Croatian (and Bosnian) Sretan Božić
Czech Vesele Vanoce
Danish Glædelig Jul
Esperanto Feliĉan Kristnaskon
Estonian Rõõmsaid Jõulupühi
Finnish Hyvää joulua
France

French


Joyeux Noël
  Breton Nedeleg Laouen
  Corsican Bon Natale
German Frohe Weihnachten
Greek Kala Christouyenna or Καλά Χριστούγεννα
Georgian gilocav shoba-akhal c’els
or გილოცავ შობა-ახალ წელს
Greenland

Greenlandic


Juullimi Pilluarit
  Danish (also used in Greenland) 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

Bengali (also spoken in Bangladesh)


shubho bôṛodin (শুভ বড়দিন)
  Gujarati Anandi Natal or Khushi Natal (આનંદી નાતાલ)
  Hindi Śubh krisamas (शुभ क्रिसमस)
  Kannada kris mas habbada shubhaashayagalu (ಕ್ರಿಸ್ ಮಸ್ ಹಬ್ಬದ ಶುಭಾಷಯಗಳು)
  Konkani Khushal Borit Natala
  Malayalam Christmas inte mangalaashamsakal
  Marathi Śubh Nātāḷ (शुभ नाताळ) or Natal Chya shubhechha
  Mizo Krismas Chibai
  Punjabi karisama te nawāṃ sāla khušayāṃwālā hewe (ਕਰਿਸਮ ਤੇ ਨਵਾੰ ਸਾਲ ਖੁਸ਼ਿਯਾੰਵਾਲਾ ਹੋਵੇ)
  Sanskrit Krismasasya shubhkaamnaa
  Shindi Christmas jun wadhayun
  Tamil kiṟistumas vāḻttukkaḷ (கிறிஸ்துமஸ் வாழ்த்துக்கள்)
  Telugu Christmas Subhakankshalu
  Urdu krismas mubarak (کرسمس)
Indonesian Selamat Natal
Iran

Farsi


Christmas MobArak
  Kurdish (Kumanji) 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
Italy

Italian


Buon Natale
  Sicilian Bon Natali
  Ladin 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)
  Latin Felicem Diem Nativitatis (Merry Day of the Nativity)
Latvian Priecïgus Ziemassvºtkus
Lithuanian Linksmų Kalėdų
Macedonian Streken Bozhik or Среќен Божик
Madagascar (Malagasy) Tratra ny Noely
Maltese Il-Milied it-Tajjeb
Malaysia

Bahasa/Malay


Selamat Hari Natal
  Malayalam Puthuvalsara Aashamsakal
Manx (spoken on the Isle of Man) Nollick Ghennal
Mexico (Nahuatl) Cualli netlācatilizpan
Native American / First Nation Languages
  Apache (Western) Gozhqq Keshmish
  Navajo Nizhonigo Keshmish
  Inuit Quvianagli Anaiyyuniqpaliqsi
  Yupik Alussistuakeggtaarmek
  This page has a large list of Merry Christmas Native/First Nation Languages
Nepali Kreesmasko shubhkaamnaa (क्रस्मसको शुभकामना)
New Zealand (Maori) Meri Kirihimete
Norwegian God Jul or Gledelig Jul
Philippines

Tagalog


Maligayang Pasko
  Ilokano Naragsak Nga Paskua
  Ilonggo Malipayon nga Pascua
  Sugbuhanon or Cebuano Maayong Pasko
  Bicolano Maugmang Pasko
  Pangalatok or Pangasinense Maabig ya pasko or Magayagan inkianac
  Warey Warey 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!)
Samoan Manuia Le Kerisimasi
Scotland

Socts


Blithe Yule
  Gaelic 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
Spain

Spanish (Españo)


Feliz Navidad or Nochebuena (which means 'Holy Night' - Christmas Eve)
  Catalan Bon Nadal
  Galician Bo Nadal
  Basque (Euskara) 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
Ukranian 'Веселого Різдва' Veseloho Rizdva (Merry Christmas) or 'Христос Рождається' Khrystos Rozhdayetsia (Christ is Born)
Vietnamese Chuć Mưǹg Giańg Sinh
Welsh Nadolig Llawen
  Sci-fi & Fantasy Languages!

Klingon (Star Trek)


toDwI'ma' qoS yItIvqu' (Our Savior's birthday you-enjoy!)
  Quenya (Lord of the Rings) Alassë a Hristomerendë (Joyous Feast of Christ)
  Sindarin (Lord of the Rings) Mereth Veren e-Doled Eruion (Joyous Feast of the Coming of the Son of God)