Happy New Year in Bambara

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Bambara aw ni san'kura / bonne année To wish someone a happy new year in Bambara, the official language of Mali, you can use the phrase "Aw ni san'kura." Here's how to pronounce it: Aw: As in "awe" of amazement, but shorter. Ni: Like the "ni" in "ninja." San'kura: The "n" is nasalized, pronounced like the "ng" in "sing." "Kura" sounds like "koo-rah," with a rolled "r." Here are some other ways to wish someone a happy new year in Bambara, depending on the context: Aw ni minnu bɛɛ ka kɛlɛ ni tan bɛɛ ka jɔ ni aw jɛnɲɛ jamana min bɛɛ bɛɛ tigi y'a fɔ. (May the new year bring you great things, good health, peace, and prosperity in all aspects of your life.) Bɛɛ ka bolo aw fɔ ka ɲɛnama dɔ ye, aw ni san'kura. (May the old year fade away without regrets, and may the new year be blessed.) Aw ni san'kura ni aw ka bɔ min baara deɲɛ bɛɛ ni aw ka sanfɔgɔ y'a jamana fɔ. (May the new year bring you strength, success in all your endeavors, and happiness for you and your loved ones.)

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