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What are the various names for 'Santa' around the world?

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Other Names for 'Santa'Belgium: Pere Noel

Brazil: Papai Noel

Chile: Viejo Pascuero ("Old Man Christmas")

China: Dun Che Lao Ren ("Christmas Old Man")

Netherlands: Kerstman

Finland: Joulupukki

France: Pere Noel

Germany: Weihnachtsmann ("Christmas Man")

Hawaii: Kanakaloka

Hungary: Mikulas (St. Nicholas)

Italy: Babbo Natale

Japan: Hoteiosho (a god or priest who bears gifts)

Norway: Julenissen ("Christmas gnome")

Poland: Swiety Mikolaj (St. Nicholas)

Russia: Ded Moroz ("Grandfather Frost")

South Africa: Father Christmas

Sweden: Jultomten ("Christmas brownie")

UK: Father Christmas

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