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African women singing Christmas songs -- photograph Credit: Afro tourism

Africa is blessed v over a thousand significant languages spoken by millions of world in the continent’s 54 countries. Part languages space mutually intelligible together they share comparable words and cross national boundaries as result of inter-marriages and comparable geographical location.

Christmas is no an african festival yet it was embraced into many cultures after ~ the European invasion by former colonial masters Portugal, the Netherlands and also Britain who implemented the Christian faith on the classic people.

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December 25 is marked as the date of birth of Jesus Christ through Christians and it comes through the greeting funny Christmas. The greeting has been Africanized and here are 25 means of saying merry Christmas in Africa as documented by whychristmas.com.


Afrikaans (South Africa, Namibia) – Geseënde KersfeesAkan (Ghana, ivory Coast, Benin) – AfishapaAmharic (Ethiopia) – Melikam Gena! (መልካም ገና!)Ashanti/Asante/Asante Twi (Ghana) – afehyia paChewa (Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe) – Moni Wa Chikondwelero Cha KristmasiDagbani (Ghana) – Ni ti Burunya ChouEdo (Nigeria) – IselogbeEwe (Ghana, Togo) – Blunya na woFula/Fulani (Niger, Nigeria, Benin, Cameroon, Chad, Sudan, Togo, Guinea, Sierra Leone) – Jabbama be salla KirismatiHausa (Niger, Nigeria, Ghana, Benin, Cameroon, cream color Coast, Togo) – barka dà KirsìmatìIbibio (Nigeria) – Idara ukapade isuaIgbo/Igo (Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea) – E keresimesi OmaKinyarwanda (Rwanda, Uganda, DR Congo) – Noheli nzizaLingala (DR Congo, Rep Congo, main African Republic, Angola) – Mbotama MalamuLuganda (Uganda) – Seku KuluNdebele (Zimbabwe, southern Africa) – Izilokotho Ezihle ZamaholdeniShona (Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Botswana) – Muve neKisimusiSoga/Lasoga (Uganda) – Mwisuka SekukuluSomali (Somalia, Djibouti) – Kirismas WacanSotho (Lesotho, south Africa) – Le be le keresemese e monateSwahili (Tanzania, Kenya, DR Congo, Uganda) – Krismasi Njema / Heri ya KrismasiTigrinya (Ethiopia and Eritreia) – Ruhus Beal LidetXhosa/isiXhosa (South Africa, Zimbabwe, Lesotho) – Krismesi emnandiYoruba (Nigeria, Benin) – E ku odun, e ku iye’dunZulu (South Africa, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland) – UKhisimusi omuhle