Sun nien fai lok – a Happy New Year

1/1/2007 – That's what we wish our Chinese friends and our English speaking readers. For the rest we have a list of many different languages. Please let us know if any is given wrongly or missing. And for New Year's day a monochromatic chess puzzle, the last of our Christmas set, by John Nunn. Have a happy and prosperous year.

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John Nunn's final problem in this year's Christmas Puzzle Week entails deducing the colous of the pieces in the following monochromatic position. It is a tough nut to crack – but then again haven't you been practicing cracking nuts over the holiday season?

The solutions to all of this year's puzzles will be supplied at the end of the week. Until then we wish you a happy and prosperous New Year.


New Year' 2007 at a northern German seaside resort


... with fireworks in the sand.

Happy New Year in many languages

These are the languages we gathered from various web sites, cross checking as far as was practical. If you have any corrections or supplement information please use this feedback form to write to us. Then we can get it right next year. Incidentally one of the translations given below is maliciously incorrect. It will be interesting to see how many readers spot it.

Afgani Saale Nao Mubbarak
Afrikaans Gelukkige Nuwejaar
Albanian Gëzuar Vitin e Ri
Arabic Aam Saiid / Sana Saiida / Antum Salimoun
Armenian Shnorhavor Nor Tari
Azeri Yeni Iliniz Mubarek
Basque Urte Berri On
Bengali Subho Nababarsho
Bosnian Sretna Nova Godina
Breton Bloavezh Mat / Bloavez Mad
Bulgarian Chestita Nova Godina
Burmese Hnit Thit Ku Mingalar Pa
Cantonese Kung hé fat tsoi / Sun nien fai lok
Catalan Bon (Felic) Any Nou
Chinese Xin Nian Kuai Le / Xin Nian Hao
Corsican Pace e Salute
Croatian Sretna Nova Godina
Czech Šcastný Nový Rok
Danish Godt Nytår
Dutch Gelukkig Nieuwjaar
Esperanto Felicxan Novan Jaron
Estonian Head Uut Aastat
Faroese Gott Nýggjár
Finnish Onnellista Uutta Vuotta
Flemish Gelukkig Nieuwjaar
French Bonne Année
Galician Feliz Aninovo
Georgian Gilotsavt Aral Tsels
German Ein Gutes Neues Jahr / Prost (Prosit) Neujahr
Greek Kali Chronia / Kali Xronia / Kenourios Chronos
Guaraní Rogüerohory Año Nuévo-Re
Haitian Creole Bònn Ané
Hawaiian Hauoli Makahiki Hou
Hebrew Shana Tova / L'Shannah Tovah
Hindi Nav (Naye) Varsh Ki Subhkamna
Hungarian Boldog Új Évet
Icelandic Farsælt Komandi Ár
Indonesian Selamat Tahun Baru
Irish Gaelic Ath Bhliain Faoi Mhaise
Italian Felice Anno Nuovo, Buon Anno
Japanese Akemashite Omedetô
Kabylian Asseguèsse-Ameguèsse
Kannada Hosa Varshada Shubhaashayagalu
Khmer Sur Sdei Chhnam Thmei
Korean Seh Heh Bok Mani Bat Uh Seyo
Kurde Sala We Ya Nû Pîroz Be
Lao Sabai Di Pi Mai
Latin Felix Sit Annus Novus
Latvian Laimi-Gu Jauno Gadu
Lithuanian Laimingu; Nauju;Ju; Metu;
Luxembourgeois E Gudd Neit Joër
Macedonian Srekna Nova Godina
Malagasy Arahaba Tratry Ny Taona
Malay Selamat Tahun Baru
Maltese Is-Sena T-Tajba
Maori Kia Hari Te Tau Hou
Mongolian Shine Jiliin Bayariin Mend Hurgeye
Moré Wênd Na Kô-D Yuum-Songo
Norwegian Godt Nytt År
Persian Sâle No Mobârak
Polish Szcze;S'liwego Nowego Roku
Portuguese Feliz Ano Novo
Romani Bangi Vasilica Baxt
Romanian Un An Nou Fericit / La Mult,I Ani
Russian S Novim Godom
Samoan Ia Manuia Le Tausaga Fou
Sardinian Bonu Annu Nou
Scottish Alba Gu Bra
Scottish Gaelic Bliadhna Mhath Ur
Serbian Srecna Nova Godina
Sindhi Nain Saal Joon Wadhayoon
Slovak Stastlivy Novy Rok
Slovenian Sreèno Novo Leto
Sobota Dobir Leto
Spanish Feliz Año Nuevo
Sranan Wan Bun Nyun Yari
Swahili Mwaka Mzuri
Swedish Gott Nytt År
Swiss-German Es Guets Nöis
Tahitian Ia Orana I Te Matahiti Api
Tamil Iniya Puthandu Nalvazhthukkal
Telugu Nuthana Samvathsara Subhakankshalu
Thai Sawatdii Pimaï
Tibetan Tashi Délek
Turkish Yeni Yiliniz Kutlu Olsun
Udmurt Vyl' Aren
Ukrainian Z Novym Rokom
Urdu Naya Saal Mubarik
Uzbek Yangi Yilingiz Qutlug' Bo'lsin
Vietnamese Chuc Mung Tan Nien
Waloon Bone Annéye / Bone Annéye Èt Bone Santéye
Welsh Blwyddyn Newydd Dda
West Indian Creole   Bon Lanné
Yiddish A Gut Yohr


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