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How Do You Call “christmas“ In Your Native Tongue? by Naija_pikin 1: 3:26pm On Dec 24, 2012
Am just wondering, the word “christmas“ will be spoken in virtually all the dialects in Nigeria. In my father-tongue Idoma,it is called “esimesi“ while in my mother-tongue yoruba it is called “kirisimasi“. How do you call it in your own native dialect(s)?

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Re: How Do You Call “christmas“ In Your Native Tongue? by k2039(m): 3:31pm On Dec 24, 2012
Op, it's called Keresimesi in yoruba(not kirisimasi)

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Re: How Do You Call “christmas“ In Your Native Tongue? by Naija_pikin 1: 4:16pm On Dec 24, 2012
k2039: Op, it's called Keresimesi in yoruba(not kirisimasi)
my maternal peeps have been soundin it to my ear since i was a kid. Little difference though, thanks.
Re: How Do You Call “christmas“ In Your Native Tongue? by ihebrooke(m): 5:54pm On Dec 24, 2012
We call it ekeresimesi in igbo language.

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Re: How Do You Call “christmas“ In Your Native Tongue? by Mynd_44: 6:04pm On Dec 24, 2012
k2039: Op, it's called Keresimesi in yoruba(not kirisimasi)
True
Re: How Do You Call “christmas“ In Your Native Tongue? by Naija_pikin 1: 8:40pm On Dec 24, 2012
ihebrooke: We call it ekeresimesi in igbo language.
sounds funny... grin[

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Re: How Do You Call “christmas“ In Your Native Tongue? by Azubreezy(m): 11:31pm On Dec 24, 2012
It's called Ofala in Delta Ibo

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Re: How Do You Call “christmas“ In Your Native Tongue? by Cool Kizzy(m): 11:32pm On Dec 24, 2012
In igbo EKERESIMESI OR OKORO SIBITE grin

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Re: How Do You Call “christmas“ In Your Native Tongue? by ogorwyne: 11:33pm On Dec 24, 2012
Seems like its called keresimese in almost all tribes
Dats wat we call it in delta ibo too
Re: How Do You Call “christmas“ In Your Native Tongue? by stjudas(m): 11:33pm On Dec 24, 2012
Ekeresimesi ka ndi b'anyi n'kpo ya. Umuigbo ekene'm unu n'oge mme mme a nke ncheta omumu jeso kristi.

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Re: How Do You Call “christmas“ In Your Native Tongue? by mxxpunkxx!(m): 11:34pm On Dec 24, 2012
it's called XMAS in my local lingo

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Re: How Do You Call “christmas“ In Your Native Tongue? by felifeli: 11:34pm On Dec 24, 2012
Odun Keresi in Yoruba

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Re: How Do You Call “christmas“ In Your Native Tongue? by mxxpunkxx!(m): 11:36pm On Dec 24, 2012
stjudas: Ekeresimesi ka ndi b'anyi n'kpo ya. Umuigbo ekene'm unu n'oge mme mme a nke ncheta omumu jeso kristi.

N'ndalu !!! Unu ji sie n'ike. Mgbe owu ka igha weta akpa rice nkem? Or ichori me'm chandom /?

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Re: How Do You Call “christmas“ In Your Native Tongue? by don-Phill(m): 11:40pm On Dec 24, 2012
krisimati

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Re: How Do You Call “christmas“ In Your Native Tongue? by Havilah93(m): 11:41pm On Dec 24, 2012
Kérésìmesì yi ma de o eyin eniyan, eyo, eyo e fijo sii eeeee....

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Re: How Do You Call “christmas“ In Your Native Tongue? by Kaxmytex(m): 11:50pm On Dec 24, 2012
Kérésìmesì(yoruba lang.)
Re: How Do You Call “christmas“ In Your Native Tongue? by toluxa1(m): 11:52pm On Dec 24, 2012
Ojo Ibi Christi in YOruba

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Re: How Do You Call “christmas“ In Your Native Tongue? by olempe(m): 11:53pm On Dec 24, 2012
Keresimesi noni...
Re: How Do You Call “christmas“ In Your Native Tongue? by o'boy: 11:57pm On Dec 24, 2012
Azubreezy: It's called Ofala in Delta Ibo
ogorwyne: Seems like its called keresimese in almost all tribes
Dats wat we call it in delta ibo too
which one be delta ibo?,no be Igbo?..smh
Re: How Do You Call “christmas“ In Your Native Tongue? by ARES(m): 11:57pm On Dec 24, 2012
This op's joblessness is epic!
Re: How Do You Call “christmas“ In Your Native Tongue? by Xtranoble(m): 11:58pm On Dec 24, 2012
Ukapari-isua..in IBIBIO.

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Re: How Do You Call “christmas“ In Your Native Tongue? by GEJ & P.FOOD: 11:58pm On Dec 24, 2012
In German language its Frohe Weihnachten

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Re: How Do You Call “christmas“ In Your Native Tongue? by Nobody: 12:01am On Dec 25, 2012
Leboku in yakurr language cross river state

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Re: How Do You Call “christmas“ In Your Native Tongue? by Iaz93: 12:26am On Dec 25, 2012
Re: How Do You Call “christmas“ In Your Native Tongue? by o'boy: 12:26am On Dec 25, 2012
In czech,it is called mдамра шрюрдj

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Re: How Do You Call “christmas“ In Your Native Tongue? by obuji: 12:27am On Dec 25, 2012
Egwu Beke
Re: How Do You Call “christmas“ In Your Native Tongue? by huni_naija(f): 12:35am On Dec 25, 2012
In english its merry christmas! grin tongue
Re: How Do You Call “christmas“ In Your Native Tongue? by BrutusOj(m): 12:38am On Dec 25, 2012
Okeresimesi
Re: How Do You Call “christmas“ In Your Native Tongue? by wellmax(m): 12:38am On Dec 25, 2012
Sa prétendue Noël
Re: How Do You Call “christmas“ In Your Native Tongue? by zumarock8(m): 12:38am On Dec 25, 2012
it is called ''OWA DECeMBER'' thatz iin igbo
Re: How Do You Call “christmas“ In Your Native Tongue? by classicdessy(m): 12:47am On Dec 25, 2012
its called alali in kalabari language of rivers state
Re: How Do You Call “christmas“ In Your Native Tongue? by seunfly: 12:52am On Dec 25, 2012
k2039: Op, it's called Keresimesi in yoruba(not kirisimasi)
looto ni owi, keresìmesì ni ní ìlè wà. And father chrismas is called "baba keresi"

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