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How to say 'Merry Christmas' and 'Happy New Year' in the Mi'kmaw language

Mi'kmaw linguist Bernie Francis explains the holiday greetings in the Mi'kmaw language.

Mi'kmaw linguist Bernie Francis explains holiday greetings

How do you say 'Merry Christmas' and 'Happy New Year' in your language?

In the CBC Indigenous video series, Ask an Elder, Mi'kmaw Linguist Bernie Francis explains how the Mi'kmaq in the Maritimes share holiday greetings. 

Mi'kmaw linguist Bernie Francis explains how to say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in the Mi'kmaw language. 1:52

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Nic Meloney

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Nic Meloney is a Wolastoqew video journalist raised on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia/Mi'kma'ki. Email him at nic.meloney@cbc.ca or follow him on Twitter @nicmeloney.