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

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

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African LanguagesAfrikaans (South Africa, Namibia)Geseënde Kersfees
Akan (Ghana, Ivory Coast, Benin)Afishapa
Amharic (Ethiopia)Melikam Gena! (መልካም ገና!)
Ashanti/Asante/Asante Twi (Ghana)afehyia pa
Chewa/Chichewa (Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe)Moni Wa Chikondwelero Cha Kristmasi or Christmas yabwino
Dagbani (Ghana)Ni ti Burunya Chou
Edo (Nigeria)Iselogbe
Ewe (Ghana, Togo)Blunya na wo
Efik (Nigeria)Usoro emana Christ
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
Maasai/Maa/Kimaasai (Kenya, Tanzania)Enchipai e Kirismas
Ndebele (Zimbabwe, South Africa)Izilokotho Ezihle Zamaholdeni
Shona (Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Botswana)Muve neKisimusi
Soga/Lasoga (Uganda)Mwisuka Sekukulu
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
Xhosa/isiXhosa (South Africa, Zimbabwe, Lesotho)Krismesi emnandi
Yoruba (Nigeria, Benin)E ku odun, e ku iye"dun
Zulu (South Africa, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland)uKhisimusi oMuhle
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Afganistan (Dari)Christmas Mubarak (کرسمس مبارک)
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AlbanianGëzuar Krishtlindjen
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ArabicEid Milad Majid (عيد ميلاد مجيد)Which means "Glorious Birth Feast"
AramaicEedookh BreekhaWhich means "Blessed be your Christmas"
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ArmenianShnorhavor Amanor yev Surb Tznund (Շնորհավոր Ամանոր և Սուրբ Ծնունդ)Which means "Congratulations for the Holy Birth"
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BelarussianZ Kaljadami (З Калядамі)
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BelgiumDutch/FlemishVrolijk Kerstfeest
FrenchJoyeux Noël
GermanFrohe Weihnachten
Walloondjoyeus Noyé
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BulgarianVesela Koleda
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Cambodia (Khmer)Rik-reay​​ Bon​ Noel (រីករាយ បុណ្យ​ណូអែល)
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ChinaMandarinSheng Dan Kuai Le (圣诞快乐)
CantoneseSeng Dan Fai Lok (聖誕快樂)
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CornishNadelik Lowen
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Croatian (and Bosnian)Sretan Božić
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Czech Veselé Vánoce
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DanishGlædelig Jul
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EsperantoFeliĉan Kristnaskon
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EstonianRõõmsaid Jõulupühi
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Faroe Islands (Faroese)Gleðilig jól
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FinnishHyvää joulua
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FranceFrenchJoyeux Noël
BretonNedeleg Laouen
CorsicanBon Natale
AlsatianE güeti Wïnâchte
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GermanFrohe Weihnachten
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GreekKala Christouyenna or Καλά Χριστούγεννα
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Georgiangilocav shoba-akhal c’els or გილოცავ შობა-ახალ წელს
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GreenlandGreenlandicJuullimi Pilluarit
Danish (also used in Greenland)Glædelig Jul
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Guam (Chamorro)Felis Nabidåt or Felis Påsgua or Magof Nochebuena
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Haitian CreoleJwaye Nowe
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HawaiianMele Kalikimaka
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HungarianBoldog karácsonyt (Happy Christmas) or Kellemes karácsonyi ünnepeket (pleasant Christmas holidays)
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IcelandicGleðileg jól
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IndiaBengali (also spoken in Bangladesh)shubho bôṛodin (শুভ বড়দিন)
GujaratiAnandi Natal or Khushi Natal (આનંદી નાતાલ)
HindiŚubh krisamas (शुभ क्रिसमस) or prabhu ka naya din aapko mubarak ho (Happy Birthday God)
Kannadakris mas habbada shubhaashayagalu (ಕ್ರಿಸ್ ಮಸ್ ಹಬ್ಬದ ಶುಭಾಷಯಗಳು)
KonkaniKhushal Borit Natala
MalayalamChristmas inte mangalaashamsakal
MarathiŚubh Nātāḷ (शुभ नाताळ) or Natal Chya shubhechha
MizoKrismas Chibai
Punjabikarisama te nawāṃ sāla khušayāṃwālā hewe (ਕਰਿਸਮ ਤੇ ਨਵਾੰ ਸਾਲ ਖੁਸ਼ਿਯਾੰਵਾਲਾ ਹੋਵੇ)
SanskritKrismasasya shubhkaamnaa
ShindiChristmas jun wadhayun
Tamilkiṟistumas vāḻttukkaḷ (கிறிஸ்துமஸ் வாழ்த்துக்கள்)
TeluguChristmas Subhakankshalu
Urdukrismas mubarak (کرسمس)
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IndonesianSelamat Natal
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IranFarsiChristmas MobArak
Kurdish (Kumanji)Kirîsmes u ser sala we pîroz be
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Irish - GaelicNollaig Shona Dhuit
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Israel - HebrewChag Molad Sameach (חג מולד שמח)meaning "Happy festival of the Birth"
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ItalyItalianBuon Natale
SicilianBon Natali
LadinBon/Bun Nadèl
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JapaneseMeri Kurisumasu (or "Meri Kuri" for short!)Hiragana: めりーくりすますKatakana: メリークリスマス
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KazahkRojdestvo quttı bolsın (Рождество құтты болсын)
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Korean"Meri krismas" (메리 크리스마스) or "seongtanjeol jal bonaeyo" (성탄절 잘 보내요) or "Jeulgaeun krismas doeseyo" (즐거운 크리스마스 되세요)
LatinFelicem Diem Nativitatis (Merry Day of the Nativity)
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LatvianPriecīgus Ziemassvētkus
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LithuanianLinksmų Kalėdų
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MacedonianStreken Bozhik or Среќен Божик
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Madagascar (Malagasy)Tratra ny Noely
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MalteseIl-Milied it-Tajjeb
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MalaysiaBahasa/MalaySelamat Hari Natal
MalayalamPuthuvalsara Aashamsakal
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Manx (spoken on the Isle of Man)Nollick Ghennal
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Mexico (Spanish is main lang)NahuatlCualli netlācatilizpan
Yucatec MayaKi"imak "navidad"
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MontenegrinHristos se rodi (Христос се роди) - Christ is born Vaistinu se rodi (Ваистину се роди) - truly born (reply)
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Native American / First Nation Languages
Apache (Western)Gozhqq Keshmish
CherokeeDanistayohihv &Aliheli"sdi Itse Udetiyvasadisv
InuitQuvianagli Anaiyyuniqpaliqsi
NavajoNizhonigo Keshmish
YupikAlussistuakeggtaarmek
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NepaliKreesmasko shubhkaamnaa (क्रस्मसको शुभकामना)
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The NetherlandsDutchPrettige Kerst (Happy Christmas), Zalig Kerstfeest or Zalig Kerstmis (both mean Merry Christmas) or Vrolijk Kerstfeest (Cheerful Christmas)
West-Frisian (or Frysk)Noflike Krystdagen (Comfortable Christmas days)
BildtsNoflike Korsttydsdagen (Comfortable Christmastide days)
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New Zealand (Maori)Meri Kirihimete
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NorwegianGod Jul or Gledelig Jul
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PhilippinesTagalogMaligayang Pasko
IlocanoNaragsak nga Paskua
IlonggoMalipayon nga Pascua
Sugbuhanon or CebuanoMaayong Pasko
BicolanoMaugmang Pasko
Pangalatok or PangasinenseMaabig ya pasko or Magayagan inkianac
Warey WareyMaupay Nga Pasko
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Papiamentu - spoken in the Lesser Antilles (Aruba, Curaçao, and Bonaire)Bon Pascu
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PolishWesołych Świąt
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PortugueseFeliz Natal
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RomanianCrăciun Fericit
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Russians rah-zh-dee-st-VOHM (C рождеством!) or s-schah-st-lee-vah-vah rah-zh dee-st-vah (Счастливого рождества!)
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Sami (North-Sami) - spoken in parts of Norway, Sweden, Finland and RussiaBuorit Juovllat
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SamoanManuia Le Kerisimasi
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ScotlandScotsBlithe Yule
GaelicNollaig Chridheil
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SerbianHristos se rodi (Христос се роди) - Christ is born Vaistinu se rodi (Ваистину се роди) - truly born (reply)
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SlovakianVeselé Vianoce
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Slovene or SlovenianVesel Božič
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SomaliKirismas Wacan
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SpainSpanish (Españo)Feliz Navidad or Nochebuena (which means "Holy Night" - Christmas Eve)
Catalan / Asturian / OccitanBon Nadal
AragoneseFeliz Nadal
GalicianBo Nadal
Basque (Euskara)Eguberri on (which means "Happy New Day")
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Sranantongo (spoken in Suriname)Swit" Kresneti
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Sinhala (spoken in Sri Lanka)Suba Naththalak Wewa (සුබ නත්තලක් වේවා)
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SwedishGod Jul
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SwitzerlandSwiss GermanSchöni Wiehnachte
FrenchJoyeux Noël
ItalianBuon Natale
RomanshBellas festas da Nadal
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ThaiSuk sarn warn Christmas
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TurkishMutlu Noeller
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Ukranian"Веселого Різдва" Veseloho Rizdva (Merry Christmas) or "Христос Рождається" Khrystos Rozhdayetsia (Christ is Born)
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VietnameseChúc mừng Giáng Sinh
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WelshNadolig 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)