Tata, what do you see with your 90 year old eyes that you didn’t see when you were in your 30’s? That was impossible to see when you were in your 40’s. That you never dreamed of seeing. And that you wish you could see for an eternity?

Everyone will be doing it today….The world will be wishing tata (Xhosa – father) Madiba a happy 94th birthday!

So here is my Happy Birthday in South Africa’s eleven official languages…and one or two more.

Happy Birthday

Veels geluk

Ilanga elimnandi lamabeletho

Mahlatse letšatšing la matswalo

Letsatsi le monate la tswalo

Lusuku lwekutalwa loluhle

Ndzi tlangela siku ro velekiwa

Masego a Letsatsi la Matsalo

Duvha la mabebo lavhudi

Min’emnandi yokuzalwa

Usuku lokuzalwa oluhle

Parabens a você

Buon compleanno

Joyeux Anniversaire

Happy Happy Birthday Madiba 🙂


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