Babbo Natale in tutto il mondo

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In Italia arriva Babbo Natale, in America Santa Claus, in Francia Père Noël… e negli altri paesi del mondo? Ecco Babbo Natale in tutte le lingue

Babbo Natale: come si chiama nel mondo

Babbo Natale: come si chiama nel mondo

 

Chi porta i regali nel mondo? Babbo Natale, certo!
E ogni paese chiama Babbo Natale con un nome uguale nel significato, diverso nella lingue. Ecco come viene chiamato Babbo Natale in tutti i paesi del mondo (o quasi! Se conoscete altri modi… scriveteci!)

 Afghanistan: Baba Chaghaloo
 Albania: Babadimri
  Armenia: Gaghant Baba / Kaghand Papa (Father Christmas or Father New Year)
  Austria: Christkind (a little angel like person)
 Azerbaijan: Şaxta baba (Grandfather Frost)
 Belgium: Sinterklaas/St. Niklaas (Flemish) or Saint Nicholas (Walloon) & Père Noël (Father Christmas)
 Bosnia and Herzegovina: Djeda Mraz (Grandfather Frost)
 Brazil: Papai Noel (Father Christmas) & Bom Velhinho (Good Old Man)
 Bulgaria: Дядо Коледа / Dyado Koleda (Grandfather Christmas)
 Chile: Viejito Pascuero (Christmas old man)
 China: Sheng dan lao ren (Traditional: 聖誕老人, Simplified: 圣诞老人; means Old Christmas Man)
Columbia: Niño Dios (Baby Jesus)
 Costa Rica: Niño dios (Child God, meaning Jesus) & Colacho (another name for St. Nicholas)
Croatia: Djed Božičnjak (Grandfather Christmas)
 Czech Republic: Svatý Mikuláš (St. Nicholas) and Ježíšek (the Christ child)
Denmark: Julemanden (Christmas Man)
 Ecuador: Papa Noel
Egypt: Baba Noël
 Estonia: Jõuluvana (Yule Elder)
 Ethiopia: Amharic: Yágena Abãt (Christmas Father)
Finland: Santa Claus (well he does live in Lapland in Finland!) or Joulupukki
France: Père Noël (Father Christmas)
 Georgia: თოვლის ბაბუა, თოვლის პაპა / Tovlis Babua, Tovlis Papa (Snow Grandfather)
 Germany: Weihnachtsmann (Christmas Man) & Christkind (a little angel like person)
Greece: Aghios Vassilis / Άγιος Βασίλης (Saint Basil)
Haiti: Tonton Nwèl
 Holland/Netherlands: Sinterklaas (St. Nicholas) & Kerstman (Christmas Man)
 Hungary: Mikulás (Nicholas) / Télapó (Old Man Winter) & Jézuska (the Christ child)
 Iceland: Jólasveinn (Yule Man) & Jólasveinarnir (The Yule Lads)
 India: Hindi: Christmas Baba, Urdu: Baba Christmas (Father Christmas), Telugu: Thatha (Christmas old man), Tamil: Christmas Thaathaa, Marathi: Natal Bua (Christmas Elder Man)
 Indonesia: Sinterklas
Iran: Baba Noel
Ireland: San Nioclás’ (Saint Nicholas) & Daidí na Nollag (Father Christmas)
  Italy: Babbo Natale (Santa Claus) or La Befana (an old woman) or The THree Kings (parts of northern Italy)
Japan: サンタさん、サンタクロース santa-san (Mr Santa) & Hoteiosho (A Japanese god of good fortune – not really related to Christmas)
 Latvia: Ziemassvētku vecītis (Christmas old man)
Lithuania: Senis Šaltis (Old Man Frost) & Kalėdų Senelis (Christmas Grandfather)
 Lebanon: Baba Noël
Macedonia: Дедо Мраз / Dedo Mraz
 Malta: San Niklaw (St. Nicholas)
  Mexico: El Niñito Dios (baby Jesus), Los Reyes Magos (The Three Wise Men) & Santo Clós (Santa Claus)
 Mongolia: Uvliin Uvuu or Uvliin Uvgun (Winter Grandpa or Winter Old Man)
 Norway: Julenissen (Santa Claus) or ‘Nisse’ (Small Gnomes)
 Pakistan: Christmas Baba
 Peru: Papá Noel
 Philippines: Santa Klaus
 Poland: Swiety Mikolaj (St. Nicholas)
 Portugal: Pai Natal (Father Christmas)
 Puerto Rico: The Three Kings / Magi
  Romania: Sfantul Nicolae (St Nicholas), Moş Nicolae (Old Man Nicholas), Moş Crăciun (Old Man Christmas), Moş Gerilă (Old Man Frost)
 Russia: Дед Мороз / Ded Morez (Grandfather Frost) / Dedoushka (Grandfather in Russian) or Babushka (an old woman – although this is ‘western’ than actually Russian!)
 Serbia: Дедa Мрaз / Deda Mraz (Grandfather Frost), Божић Бата / Božić Bata (Christmas Brother)
 Slovakia: Svätý Mikuláš (Saint Nicholas) / Ježíško (the Christ child)
 Slovenia: Sveti Miklavž or Sveti Nikolaj (Saint Nicholas) / Božiček or Dedek Mraz (Grandfather Winter); Božiček on December 24 and Dedek Mraz on December 31!
  South Africa: Sinterklaas / Kersvader
 South Korea: 산타 클로스 (santa kullosu), 산타 할아버지 (Santa Grandfather)
 Spain: Los tres Reyes Mages (The Three Magic King / Magi) & Papá Noel (Father Christmas); in Catalonia the gift bringer is Tió de Nadal, a Christmas log with a face on it!; In theBasque country, the gift bringer is Olentzero, a big man who wears a beret and smokes a pipe.
 Sri Lanka: Naththal Seeya
 Sweden: Jultomten (Santa) & Nissar / Tomte (Christmas Gnomes/Elves)
Switzerland: Samichlaus (St. Nicholas) or the baby Jesus or Befana (South Switzerland) or the Three Kings
 Syria: Baba Noël
 Turkey: Noel Baba (Father Christmas)
 Ukraine: Svyatyy Mykolay (St. Nicholas) & Дід Мороз / Did Moroz
  United Kingdom: Father Christmas (inter-changeable with Santa Claus), Wales: Siôn Corn (Chimney John)
 USA: Santa Claus, Hawaii: Kanakaloka
 Uzbekistan: Qor bobo (Grandfather Snow – more related to New Year’s Eve than Christmas)
 Venezuela: San Nicolás (St. Nicholas) & Niño Jesús (Baby Jesus)
 Vietnam: Ông già Noel (Christmas old man)

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