Greetings in Other Languages

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Greetings in Other Languages
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Here's a chance for you to show how clever you are. On this page there are two different groups of greetings: the first list being "hello" or "good day" or something similar. The second list contains Christmas greetings. Take the opportunity to learn some and show off your skills to your family and friends. Bula!
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Language
Greeting

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Aborigine

vaturak

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Afrikaans

dag or hallo

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Albanian

tung

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Armenian

al salaam a'alaykum or marhaban

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Arabic

parev

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Ashley

guachumana

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Bosnian

zdravo

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Botswana

dumella rah

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Bulgarian

dobur den or Zdrasti(more informal)

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Cantonese

so san or lei ho

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Cambodian

khmer or khmai or jum-reap suor

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Cherokee

Oh-see-YOH

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Chinese

ni hao (NEE-how)

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Chocktaw

halito (hah-leh-TOH)

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Croatia

bog (hello) or dobar dan (good day)

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Czeck

nazdar

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Danish

hallo or dav or davs or goddag or hej

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Dutch

hallo or dag or gegroet or hoi

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Esperanto

ha lo or saluton

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Estonian

tere

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Fijian

bula or bula vinaka

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Finnish

hei, heippa or moi

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French

bonjour

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German

guten tag or gruss dich

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Greek

kalimera or yasas

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Guam (Chamoru)

hafa adai (hoffa-day)

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Hassa (Niger, West Africa

sannu

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Hawaiian

Aloha

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Hebrew

shalom or sholem-aleykhem

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Hindi

namasthe

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Hungarian

szia OR ksznt

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Indonesian

"Selamat Pagi" for morning, "Selamat Siang" for afternoon, "Selamat Sore" for evening and "Selamat Malam" for night.

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Italian

buon giorno or ciao

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Irish

dia dhuit (literally means God be with you)

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Japanese

konichi-wa

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Korean

annyong ha simnikka or anyo

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Latvian

labdien

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L'nuwsim

mkmaq people kw

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Malagasy (from Madagascar)

salama tompko

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Malay

selamat pagi (good morning)

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Mayan

ba'ax ka wa'alik

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Maori

kia ora

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Mohawk

sekoh

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Navaho

y't'h

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Nepali

namasute

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Norwegian

god dag or hei

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Pakistani/Urdu

assalam-o-alaikum or adaab or tasleemat

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Persian

salam

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Polish

pozdrowienie or dziendobry (jindobrerh)

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Portuguese

al or ol or bom da

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Punjabi

sat sri akal

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Pushtu

senga yai

R

Romanian

buna ziua

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Russian

zdravstvuite or preevyet

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Serbo-Croatian

dobar dan

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Sindhi

kehro haal aahei

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Sioux

hau (how) or dakota (means hi friend)

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Slovak

ahoj

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Slovenian

zivjo (hello) or dober dan (good day)

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Spanish

hola or buenos dias

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Swahili

jambo

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Swedish

hej or hejsan or god dag

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Taiwanese

li ho bo

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Tamil

vanakkam

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Tagalog (Filipino)

magandang tanghali or kamusta or como estaka

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Telugu(Filipino)

namaskaram

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Thai

sa-wa DEE Krab (male) or sa-wa DEE kah (female)

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Tibetan

tashi delek

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Turkish

merhaba or alo

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Ubi Dubi

hubelubo

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Welsh

bore da

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Zarma(Niger, West Africa)

fofo

Christmas Greetings

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Language
Greeting

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Afghanistan

De Christmas akhtar de bakhtawar au newai kal de mubarak sha

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Albania

Gzuar Krishlindjet

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Algeria

Mboni Chrismen

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Andorra

Bon Nadal

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Angola

Boas Festas

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Angola

Boas Festas

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Anguilla

Merry Christmas

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Antarctica

Merry Christmas or Felices Pasquas or Hristos Razdajetsja

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Antigua and Barbuda

Merry Christmas

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Netherlands Antilles

Bon Pasco or Bon Anja

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United Arab Emirate

I'd miilad said oua sana saida

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Argentina

Feliz Navidad!

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Armenia

Shnorhavor Sourp Dzunount

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Aruba

Bon Pasco or Bon Anja

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Australia

Happy Christmas or Merry Christmas

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Austria

Frohe Weihnachten

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Azerbaijan

Tezze Iliniz Yahsi Olsun

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Bahamas

Happy Christmas

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Bahrain

Mboni Chrismen

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Bangladesh

Shuvo Baro Din

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Barbados

Merry Christmas

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Belarus

Winshuyu sa Svyatkami

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Belgium

Zalig Kerstfeest

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Benin

Joyeux Noel

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Bermuda

Merry Christmas

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Bhutan

krist Yesu Ko Shuva Janma Utsav Ko Upalaxhma Hardik Shuva

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Bolivia

Feliz Navidad

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Bosnia and Herzegowina

Sretan Bozic

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Botswana

Merry Christmas

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Brazil

Feliz Natal

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British Indian Ocean Territory

Happy Christmas

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Brunei Darussalam

Selamat Hari Natal

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Bulgaria

Vessela Koleda

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Burundi

Noeli Nziza or Joyeux Noel

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Burkina Faso

Joyeux Noel

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Burundi

Noeli Nziza or Joyeux Noel

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Cameroon

Merry Christmas or Joyeux Noel

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Canada

Merry Christmas or Joyeux Noel

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Cape Verde

Boas Festas

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Cayman Islands

Merry Christmas

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Central African Republic

Joyeux Noel

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Chad

Joyeux Noel or Mboni Chrismen

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Chile

Feliz Navidad

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China

Sheng Tan Kuai Loh

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Christmas Island

Merry Christmas

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Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Merry Christmas or Selamat Hari Natal

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Colombia

Merry Feliz Navidad para todos

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Comoros

Joyeux Noel or Mboni Chrismen

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The Congo

Joyeux Noel

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Cook Islands

Merry Christmas or Kia orana e kia manuia rava i teia Kiritime

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Costa Rica

Feliz Navidad

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Cote D'ivoire

Joyeux Noel

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Croatia

Sretan Bozic

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Cuba

Feliz Navidad

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Cyprus

Eftihismena Christougenna, Noeliniz kutlu olsun ve yeni yili

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Czech Republic

Vesele Vanoce

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Denmark

Glaedelig Jul

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Djibouti

Joyeux Noel or Mboni Chrismen

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Dominica

Merry Christmas

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Dominican Republic

Feliz Navidad

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Ecuador

Feliz Navidad

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Egypt

Mboni Chrismen

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El Salvador

Feliz Navidad

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Equatorial Guinea

Feliz Navidad or Joyeux Noel

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Eritrea

Melkam Yelidet Beaal or Poket Kristmet

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Estonia

Haid Joule or Rmsaid Jule

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Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

Merry Christmas

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Faroe Islands

Gledhilig jol

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Fiji

Merry Christmas

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Finland

Hauskaa Joulua

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France

Joyeux Noel

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Gabon

Joyeux Noel

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Gambia

Merry Christmas

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Georgia

Gilotsavt Krist'es Shobas

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Germany

Frohliche Weihnachten

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Ghana

Afishapa

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Gibraltar

Merry Christmas or Feliz Navidad

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Greece

Eftihismena Christougenna

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Greenland

Gldelig Jul or Juullimi Ukiortaassamilu Pilluarit

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Grenada

Merry Christmas

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Guadeloupe

Joyeux Noel

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Guam

Merry Christmas or Felis Pasgua

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Guatemala

Feliz Navidad

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French Guiana

Joyeux Noel

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Guinea

Joyeux Noel

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Guinea-bissau

Boas Festas

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Guyana

Merry Christmas

H

Haiti

Jwaye Nwel

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Honduras

Feliz Navidad

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Hong Kong

Sing dan fiy loc, Merry Christmas

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Hungary

Boldog Karcsonyt

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Iceland

Gleileg Jl

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India

Shub Christu Jayanti

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Indonesia

Salamet Hari Natal

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Islamic Republic of Iran

Christmas Mobarrak

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Iraq

Idah Saidan Wasanah Jadidah

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Ireland

Nollaig Shona dhuit

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Israel

Mo'adim Lesimkha

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Italy

Buon Natale

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Jamaica

Merry Christmas

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Japan

Merii Kurisumasu

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Jordan

Mboni Chrismen or Merry Christmas

K

Kazakhstan

Hristos Razdajetsja or Rozdjestvom Hristovim

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Kenya

Merry Christmas

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Kiribati

Merry Christmas

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Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Sung Tan Chuk Ha

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Kuwait

Mboni Chrismen or Merry Christmas

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Kyrgyzstan

Hristos Razdajetsja

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Latvia

Priecigus ziemassvetkus!

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Lebanon

Milad Majeed

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Lesotho

Happy Christmas

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Liberia

Happy Christmas

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Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

Mboni Chrismen, Buon Natale, Happy Christmas

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Liechtenstein

Frohliche Weihnachten

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Lithuania

Laimingu Kaledu

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Luxembourg

Schi Krschtdeeg

M

Macau

Boas Festas, Sing dan fiy loc

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Madagascar

Joyeux Noel or Arahaba tratry ny Krismasy

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Malawi

Merry Christmas or Moni Wa Chikondwelero Cha X'mas

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Malaysia

Selamat Hari Krimas

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Mali

Joyeux Noel

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Malta

Il-Milied it-Tajjeb

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Marshall Islands

Monono ilo raaneoan Nejin

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Martinique

Joyeux Noel

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Mauritius

Merry Christmas

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Mayotte

Krismas Njema Na Heri Za Mwaka Mpya or Joyeux Noel

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Mexico

Feliz Navidad

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Federated States of Mirconesia

Merry Christmas

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Republic of Moldova

Craciun fericit si un An Nou fericit!

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Monaco

Festusu Natale

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Montserrat

Merry Christmas

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Morocco

Mboni Chrismen

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Mozambique

Boas Festas

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Namibia

Geseende Kersfees

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Nepal

krist Yesu Ko Shuva Janma Utsav Ko Upalaxhma Hardik Shuva

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Netherlands

Prettige Kerstdagen or Prettige Feestdagen

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Netherlands Antilles

Bon Pasco or Bon Anja

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New Caledonia

Joyeux Noel

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New Zealand

Happy Christmas

.

Nicaragua

Feliz Navidad

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Niger

Joyeux Noel

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Nigeria

Merry Christmas

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Norfolk Island

Merry Christmas

.

Northern Mariana Islands

Filis Pasgua or Merry Christmas

.

Norway

Gledelig Jul

O

Oman

Mboni Chrismen

P

Pakistan

Bara Din Mubarrak Ho

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Palau

Merry Christmas

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Panama

Feliz Navidad

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Papua New Guinea

Bikpela hamamas blong dispela Krismas

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Paraguay

Feliz Navidad

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Peru

Feliz Navidad

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Philippines

Maligayang Pasko

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Pitcairn

Merry Christmas

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Poland

Wesolych Swiat

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French Polynesia

Joyeux Noel or La ora i te Noera

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Portugal

Boas Festas

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Puerto Rico

Feliz Navidad or Felices Pascuas or Felicidades

Q

Qatar

Mboni Chrismen

R

Reunion

Joyeux Noel

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Romania

Sarbatori vesele

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Russian Federation

Hristos Razdajetsja, Rozdjestvom Hristovim

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Rwanda

Noheli Nziza

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Saint Helena

Happy Christmas

S

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Happy Christmas

.

Saint Lucia

Happy Christmas

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Saint Pierre and Miquelon

Joyeux Noel

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Saint Vincent and The Grenadines

Happy Christmas

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Samoa

Ia Manuia Le Kilisimasi

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San Marino

Buon Natale

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Sao Tome and Principe

Boas Festas

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Saudi Arabia

Mboni Chrismen

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Senegal

Joyeux Noel

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Seychelles

Happy Christmas or Joyeux Noel

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Sierra Leone

Happy Christmas

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Singapore

Sheng Tan Kuai Loh or Nathar Puthu Varuda Valthukkal or Happy Ch

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Slovakia (Slovak Republic)

Vesele Vianoce

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Slovenia

Srecen Bozic

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South Africa

Gesende Kersfees or Happy Christmas

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South Georgia and The South Sandwich Islands

Happy Christmas

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Spain

Feliz Navidad

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Sri Lanka

Subha nath thalak Vewa or Nathar Puthu Varuda Valthukkal

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Sudan

Wilujeng Natal

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Suriname

Zalig Kersfeest or Wang swietie Kresnetie

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Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands

Hristos Razdajetsja or Gledelig Jul

.

Swaziland

Happy Christmas

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Sweden

God Jul

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Switzerland

Frhlichi Wiehnacht, Joyeux Noel

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Syrian Arab Republic

Mboni Chrismen

T

Taiwan

Kung His Hsin Nien bing Chu Shen Tan

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United Republic of Tanzania

Krismas Njema Na Heri Za Mwaka Mpya or Happy Christmas

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Thailand

Ewadee Pe-e Mai

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Togo

Joyeux Noel

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Tokelau

Merry Christmas

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Tonga

Kilisimasi Fiefia

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Trinidad and Tobago

Happy Christmas

.

Tunisia

Mboni Chrismen

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Turkey

Mutlu Noeller

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Turks and Caicos Islands

Happy Christmas

U

Uganda

Webale Krismasi

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Ukraine

Veseloho Vam Rizdva

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United Kingdom

Happy Christmas

.

United States of America

Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays

.

Uruguay

Feliz Navidad

V

Vanuatu

Merry Christmas or Joyeux Noel

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Venezuela

Feliz Navidad

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Vietnam

Chuc mung Giang Sinh

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Virgin islands (British/US)

Merry Christmas

W

Wallis and Futuna Islands

Joyeux Noel

Y

Yemen

Mboni Chrismen

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Yugoslavia

Cestitamo Bozic

Z

Zambia

Happy Christmas

.

Zimbabwe

Happy Christmas

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