Holiday Greetings in 42 Tribal Languages

As part of its annual holiday message, the National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA), the NICOA board of directors and Executive Director Randella Bluehorse shared holiday greetings in 42 different tribal languages. The greetings demonstrate the universal message of the season.

Aleut: Kamgan Ukudigaa
APALACHICOLA CREEK Nettv-Cako-Rakko
ALUTIIQ ALASKA Spraasnikam! [Happy Holidays]
Western Apache: Gozhqq Keshmish AYMARA Sooma Nawira-ra
Blackfoot I’Taamomohkatoyiiksistsikomi
CENTRAL AHTNA C’ehwggelnen Dzaen
Cherokee: Danistayohihv &Aliheli’sdi Itse Udetiyvasadisv
Cheyenne: Hoesenestotse & Aa’eEmona’e
Choctaw: Yukpa, Nitak Hollo Chito
Cree: Mitho Makosi Kesikansi
Creek: Afvcke Nettvcakorakko
Dine/Navajo: Ya’at’eeh Keshmish

GITKSAN Hisgusgitxwsim Ha’niisgats Christ ganhl Ama Sii K’uuhl!
GUARANÍ ÑANDEVA Avyaitete ahï ko Tupa ray árape qyraï Yy Kapyryin rira
GUARAYU Imboeteipri tasecoi Tupa i vave!
Gwich’in: Drin tsal zhit shoh ohlii & Drin Choo zhit zhoh ohli
Hawaiian: Mele Kalikimaka & Hauoli Makahiki Hou
Inupiaq: annaurri Aniruq & Paglaun Ukiutchiaq
Inupiatun: Quvianaq Agaayuniqpak

inupik Jutdlime pivdluarit ukiortame pivdluaritlo!
Iroquois: Ojenyunyat Sungwiyadeson homungradon nagwutut & Ojenyunyat osrasay
KAQCHIKEL Dios tik’ujie’ avik’in
KOYUKON Denaahuto’ Hoolaahn Dedzaahn Sodeelts’eeyh
KUTCHIN Drin Tsal Neenjit Goozu’
Lakota: Wanikiya tonpi wowiyuskin & Omaka teca oiyokipi
Maya/Yucateco: Utzul mank’inal
METIS/MICHIF Gayayr Nwel

Ojibwe (Chippewa) – Niibaa’ anami’egiizhigad & Aabita Biboo
Oneida – Wanto’wan amp; Hoyan
NASKAPI miywaaitaakun mikusaanor
Q’ANJOB’AL chi woche swatx’ilal hak’ul yet jun yalji Komami’
Quechua: Sumaj kausay kachun Navidad ch’sisipi & Mosoi Watapi sumaj kausay kachun
RETVARA Mamaka wejejerãka
SALCHA Dzeen chox teedle ‘aay nayilkaa

Seneca: a:o’-e:sad yos-ha:-se:’
Tanaina: Natukda Nuuphaa
TEWA Hihchandi Núuphaa
Tlingit – Xristos Khuwdziti kax sh kaxtoolxetl
Tutchone/Northern – t’ohudinch’i Hulin Dzenu & Eyum nan ek’an nenatth’at danji te yesohuthin ch’e hadaatle
Yupik Eskimo, Alaska – Angliq Alussistuaq!
Yupik/Siberian – Quyanalghii Kuusma & Quyangalleq Nutaghamun Aymiqulleq

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