Unyaka Omusha Omuhle! How To Say “Happy New Year” In 12 African Languages

To ring in 2016, here’s a handy guide to how to say “Happy New Year” in 12 of the major languages in Africa (besides English).

isiZulu: Unyaka omusha omuhle!

Swahili: Heri kwa mwaka mpya!

Arabic: Sana sa’eedah!

Afrikaans: Gelukkige nuwe jaar!

Hausa: Barka da sabuwar shekara!

French: Bonne annee!

Somali: Sannad wanaagsan!

Berber: Asgwas amegas!

Portuguese: Feliz ano nuovo!

Yoruba: Eku odun! (or eku iyedun)

Fulani: Dioul mo wouri!

Amharic: Melkam Lidet!

Kinyarwanda: Umwaka mwiza!

Malagasy: Tratrin’ny taona!


Editor’s note: Please let us know if we made any unintentional errors, and we will correct them.

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