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Monday, June 22, 2009

Mother in Different Languages

I did the Father post for Father’s Day, and now I put up for the mother pulak :)

I should have not start telling Princess on the different languages about me? hahaha… and please note what the Ukrainian called the mother..

Afrikaans - Moeder, Ma

Albanian - Nënë, Mëmë

Arabic - Ahm

Aragones - Mai

Asturian - Ma

Aymara - Taica

Azeri (Latin Script) - Ana

Basque - Ama

Belarusan - Matka

Bergamasco - Màder

Bolognese - Mèder

Bosnian - Majka

Brazilian Portuguese - Mãe

Bresciano - Madèr

Breton - Mamm

Bulgarian - Majka

Byelorussian - Macii

Calabrese - Matre, Mamma

Caló - Bata, Dai

Catalan - Mare

Cebuano - Inahan, Nanay

Chechen - Nana

Croatian - Mati, Majka

Czech - Abatyse

Chinese - Ma Ma (Mandarin), Mu Qin (Mandarin), Ah Ma (Cantonese)

Danish - Mor

Dutch - Moeder, Moer

Dzoratâi - Mére

English - Mother, Mama, Mom

Esperanto - Patrino, Panjo

Estonian - Ema

Faeroese - Móðir

Finnish - Äiti

Flemish - Moeder

French - Mère, Maman

Frisian - Emo, Emä, Kantaäiti, Äiti

Furlan - Mari

Galician - Nai

German - Mutter

Greek - Màna

Griko - Salentino, Mána

Hawaiian - Makuahine

Hindi - Ma, Maji

Hungarian - Anya, Fu

Icelandic - Móðir

Ilongo - Iloy, Nanay, Nay

Indonesian - Induk, Ibu, Biang, Nyokap

Irish - Máthair

Italian - Madre, Mamma

Japanese - Okaasan, Haha

Judeo Spanish - Madre

Kannada - Amma

Kurdish Kurmanji - Daya

Ladino - Uma

Latin - Mater

Leonese - Mai

Ligurian - Maire

Limburgian - Moder, Mojer, Mam

Lingala - Mama

Lithuanian - Motina

Lombardo Occidentale - Madar

Lunfardo - Vieja

Macedonian - Majka

Malagasy - Reny

Malay - Emak

Maltese - Omm

Mantuan - Madar

Maori - Ewe, Haakui

Mapunzugun - Ñuke, Ñuque

Marathi - Aayi

Mongolian - `eh

Mudnés - mama

Neapolitan - Mamma

Norwegian - Madre

Occitan - Maire

Old Greek - Mytyr

Parmigiano - Mädra

Persian - Madr, Maman

Piemontese - Mare

Polish - Matka, Mama

Portuguese - Mãe

Punjabi - Mai, Mataji, Pabo

Quechua - Mama

Rapanui - Matu'a Vahine

Reggiano - Mèdra

Romagnolo - Mèder

Romanian - Mama, Maica

Romansh - Mamma

Russian - Mat'

Saami - Eadni

Samoan - Tina

Sardinian (Limba Sarda Unificada) - Mama

Sardinian Campidanesu - mamai

Sardinian Logudoresu - Madre, Mamma

Serbian - Majka

Shona - Amai

Sicilian - Matri

Slovak - Mama, Matka

Slovenian - Máti

Spanish - Madre, Mamá, Mami

Swahili - Mama, Mzazi, Mzaa

Swedish - Mamma, Mor, Morsa

Swiss German - Mueter

Telegu - Amma

Triestino -Mare

Turkish - Anne, Ana, Valide

Turkmen - Eje

Ukrainian - Mati

Urdu - Ammee

Valencian - Mare

Venetian - Mare

Viestano - Mamm'

Wallon - Mére

Welsh - Mam

Yiddish - Muter

Zeneize - Moæ

7 comments:

  1. Hello Cynthia, interesting post this. Never knew so many names for mother.
    Whatever it is, a mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.

    Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs in my field, since the payment is pure love.

    The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.

    You keep well Cynthia, and have a pleasant week, best regards, Lee.

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  2. Thanks Uncle Lee for dropping by.. you too have a good week ya.. (guess now you should be sleeping)...

    Elaine.. hahaha.. I was also laughing..

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  3. Do you realize most of the words for mother are with letter M.
    I think you missed out Chinese Mamar oh!

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  4. haha Molly.. thanks for reminding.. added that.. ;)

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  5. Yea, yea....when I first started learning Ukrainian, I was laughing non-stop in class, and my Ukrainian language teacher and other Uni-mates were wondering what happened. I told my friends later but I don't remember ever telling my teacher what it meant in Malay. Actually, in many Eastern European languages also it's called like that!

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  6. Vonvon... thanks for coming by and explaining the words... :)

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