FAO Quotables

"But being right, even morally right, isn't everything. It is also important to be competent, to be consistent, and to be knowledgeable. It's important for your soldiers and diplomats to speak the language of the people you want to influence. It's important to understand the ethnic and tribal divisions of the place you hope to assist."
-Anne Applebaum

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas in Africa!

A special Merry Christmas to my friends who are deployed!

How to Say Merry Christmas

In Akan (Ghana) Afishapa

In Zimbabwe Merry Kisimusi

In Afrikaans (South Africa) Geseënde Kersfees

In Zulu (South Africa) Sinifisela Ukhisimusi Omuhle

In Swazi (Swaziland) Sinifisela Khisimusi Lomuhle

In Sotho (Lesthoto) Matswalo a Morena a Mabotse

In Swahili (Tanzania, Kenya) Kuwa na Krismasi njema

In Amharic (Ethiopia) Melkam Yelidet Beaal

In Egyptian (Egypt) Colo sana wintom tiebeen

In Yoruba (Nigeria) E ku odun, e hu iye' dun!

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