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

Corsican

Joyeux Noël

Bon Natale

German Frohe Weihnacht
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

Bade din ki badhai ho (बड़े दिन की बषाई हो)

krismas mubarak (کرسمس)

Krismasasya shubhkaamnaa

sāl mūbārak (સાલ મુબારક)

shubho bôṛodin (শুভ বড়দিন)

Christmas matrum puthaandu vaazthukkal (கிறிஸ்துமஸ் மற்றும் இனிய புத்தாண்டு 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)

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 Sung Tan Chuk Ha (메리 크리스마스 새해 복 많이 받으세요)
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

barka dà Kirsìmatì

E ku odun, e ku iye’dun

Jabbama be salla Kirismati

E keresimesi Oma

Iselogbe

Norwegian God Jul or
Glædelig Jul
Philippines – Tagalog

Ilocano

Maligayang Pasko

Naragsak Nga Paskua

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)

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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