Learn how to wish a “Happy New Year” in German, French, Spanish, Italian and other languages with my neatly coloured map!
Today’s map shows how to wish a Happy New Year in various European languages. The map is similar to my previous map about Merry Christmas.

Note that the colours represent etymological relations among the translations of the word “year” and do not necessarily correspond to language families.
For example, even though Polish and Russian are both Slavic languages,
..the colours for them are different because the corresponding translations of the word “year” are not based on the same root.

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