It’s a day for love and all things merry, so share the happiness all round with everyone you meet and say Merry Christmas in any South African language!
Christmas time is not only about gift giving, but also about kindness and sharing that warm and fuzzy feeling with our community. So how exactly does one say Merry Christmas in the eleven wonderful languages of South Africa? Here is a list of how to share the spirit of Christmas this festive season with your fellow South Africans. You may even make someones day by simply sharing a greeting!
Merry Christmas in the 11 official South African languages:
- English – Merry Christmas
- Afrikaans – Gesëende Kersfees
- Sepedi – Mahlogonolo a Keresemose
- IsiNdebele – Ukresimusi omnandi
- IsiXhosa – Krismesi emnandi
- IsiZulu – Ukhisimusi omuhle
- Sesotho – Keresemese e monate
- SiSwati – Khisimusi lomuhle
- Tshivenda – D’uvha la mabebo a Murena l’avhudi
- Xitsonga – A ku ve Khisimusi lerinene
- Setswana – Masego a Keresemose
Then, we know that sign Language is not an official language of South Africa but we felt it still deserves to be added.
Here is how to say it in Sign Language:
Do you want to learn to say hello in the 11 official languages of South Africa? See how to do just that here.