How To Say Family In Different Languages

family in different languages

When it comes to our society, a family is a group of people who are related either by affinity ( marriage or other relationships), consanguinity (through recognised birth), or co-residence ( domestics, household servants or family servants).

When it comes to immediate family members, these are your spouse, parents, sisters, brothers, daughters and sons. The members of an extended family include cousins, nieces, nephews, grandparents, uncles, aunts and siblings-in-law.

In almost every society, the family is the so-called principal institution for every child’s socialisation. It is the basic unit for raising kids. Most families are classified by anthropologists as:

  • Matrifocal Family – a single mother and her kids
  • Conjugal or Nuclear Family– a husband, his wife and children
  • Extended Family – parents and their children are residing together with other members of one of their parent’s family
  • Avuncular Family – a grandparent, a brother, his sister and her children
  • Blended Family – families with mixed parents: it can be that one or both the parents have remarried and brought their children from their former family with them into the new family
  • Monogamous Family – a person only has one partner throughout their whole lifetime
  • Polygamous Family – a marriage with more than two partners

You can use the word family metaphorically to create other categories like a global village, nationhood, community and humanism.

If you are looking for the translations of family in different languages, we have here a list.

So without further ado, here are the many ways to say family in different languages.

LanguageFamily In Different Languages
Albanianfamilje
Amharicbētesebi
Arabiceayila
Armenianyntanik’
Azerbaijaniailə
BanglaParibāra
Basquefamilia
Belarusiansiamja
Bengalipôribar
Bosnianporodica
Bulgariansemeĭstvo
Burmesemisarrhcu
Catalanfamília
Cebuanopamilya
Chichewabanja
ChineseJiātíng
Corsicanfamiglia
Croatianobitelj
Czechrodina
Danishfamilie
Dutchfamilie
Englishfamily
Esperantofamilio
Estonianpere
Filipinopamilya
Finnishperhe
Frenchfamille
Galicianfamilia
Georgianojakhi
GermanFamilie
Greekoikogéneia
GujaratiKuṭumba
Haitian Creolefanmi
Hausaiyali
Hawaiianohana
Hebrewמִשׁפָּחָה
Hindiparivaar
Hmongtsev neeg
Hungariancsalád
IcelandicFjölskylda
Igboezinụlọ
Indonesiankeluarga
Irishteaghlaigh
Italianfamiglia
JapaneseKazoku
Javanesekulawarga
KannadaKuṭumba
Kazakhotbası
Khmerkruosaear
Koreangajog
Kurdishmalbat
Kyrgyzüy-bülö
Laokhobkhua
Latinfamilia
Latvianģimene
Lithuanianšeimos
Luxembourgishfamill
Macedonianсемејство
Malagasyfamily
Malaykeluarga
Malayalamkuṭumbaṁ
Maltesefamilja
Maoriwhānau
MarathiKuṭumba
Mongolianger bül
Nyanjabanja
NepaliParivāra
Norwegianfamilie
Persianخانواده
Polishrodzina
Portuguesefamília
Punjabiparivāra
Romanianfamilie
Russiansem’ya
Serbianporodica
Samoanaiga
Scottish Gaelicteacghlach
Sesotholelapa
Serbianporodica
Shonamhuri
Sinhalapavulē
Slovakrodina
Sloveniandružina
Somaliqoyska
Southern Sotholelapa
Spanishfamilia
Sundanesekulawarga
Swahilifamilia
Swedishfamilj
Tajikoila
TamilKuṭumpa
TeluguKuṭumbaṁ
ThaiKhrxbkhrạw
Turkishaile
Ukrainiansim’ya
Urduخاندان
Uzbekoila
Vietnamesegia đình
Western Frisianfamylje
Welshteulu
Xhosaintsapho
Yiddishmshpkhh
Yorubaebi
Zuluumndeni

 

Aside from family in different languages, there are also ways to say father, and mother in different languages.

Father

A father is the male parent of a child. Aside from the paternal bond a father has with his offsprings, he may also have a legal, parental or social relationship with a child.

Every year in June, a Father’s Day is celebrated to honour fathers around the world and celebrate paternal bonds, fatherhood and the influence of fathers in what society is today. It cannot be denied that a father is important in every household and family.

LanguageFather
BanglaBaba or Abba
BasqueAita
BolognesePeder
Brazilian PortuguesePai
BretonTad
ChineseBa (Baa)
Cree (Canada)Papa
CroatianOtac
CzechTata, Otec
Dakota (USA)Ate
DutchVader, Papa or Pappie
East AfricanBaba
EnglishFather, Dad, Daddy, Pop, Poppa or Papa
FilipinoTatay, Itay, Tay or Ama
FrenchPapa
GalicianPai
GermanVater or Papa
HebrewAbba (h)
HindiPapa or Pita-ji
HungarianApa, Apu, Papa or Edesapa
IcelandicPabbi or Faoir
IndonesianBapa, Ayah or Pak
IrishAthair or Daidí
ItalianBabbo
JapaneseOtosan or Papa
JudeoSpanish, Padre, Baba or Babu
KikuyuBaba
KiswahiliBaba
LadinPere
LatinPater, Papa or Atta
Luo (Kenya)Baba
MalayBapa
MalteseMissier
Modern GreekBabbas
Nahuatl (Mexico)Ta
NepaliBuwa
NorwegianPappa or Far
Persian/FarsiPedar, Pitar or Baabaa
PolishTata or Ojciec
PortuguesePai
QuechuaTata or Churiyaqe
RomanianTata, Parinte or Taica
RussianPapa
SanskritTatah or Janak
SicilianPatri
SlovakOtec
SpanishPapa, Viejo or Tata
SwedishPappa
Swiss GermanVatter
TurkishBaba
UrduAbbu, Abbu-ji, Abbu-jaan
VenetianPare, Popa, ‘Opa, Pupa or Papa
WelshTad

When you Google the word ‘mother’, you will find the meaning to be a loving and selfless human who sacrifices all her needs and wants for the needs and wants of her children. She is the one responsible to equip her children with the skills, abilities and knowledge to be a competent human being.

Mother

LanguageMother
AymaraTaica
ArabicAhm
AragonesMai
AlbanianNënë, Mëmë
AsturianMa
Azeri (Latin Script)Ana
BasqueAma
BelarusanMatka
BergamascoMàder
BologneseMèder
BosnianMajka
Brazilian PortugueseMäe
BrescianoMadér
BretonMamm
BulgarianMajka
ByelorussianMacii
CalabreseMatre, Mamma
Hindiमाँ के दिन
CalóBata, Dai
Cambodian (Khmer)Mæ, Madai, Mák
CatalanMare
CebuanoInahan, Nanay
ChechenNana
CroatianMati, Majka
CzechMatka, Mama, Maminka
DanishMor
DutchMoeder, Moer
EnglishMother, Mama, Mom
EsperantoPatrino, Panjo
EstonianEma
FlemishMoeder
FurlanMari
GalicianNai
GermanMutter
GreekMàna
GrikoSalentino, Mána
HawaiianMakuahine
Hindi –Ma, Maji
HungarianAnya, Fu
IlongoIloy, Nanay, Nay
IndonesianInduk, Ibu, Biang, Nyokap
ItalianMadre, Mamma
JapaneseOkaasan, Haha
Judeo SpanishMadre
KannadaAmma
Kurdish KurmanjiDaya
LadinoUma
LatinMater
LeoneseMai
LigurianMaire
LimburgianModer, Mojer, Mam
LingalaMama
LithuanianMotina
Lombardo OccidentaleMadar
LunfardoVieja
MacedonianMajka
MalagasyReny
MalayEmak
MalteseOmm
MantuanMadar
MaoriEwe, Haakui
MarathiAayi
Mongolian`eh
NeapolitanMamma
NorwegianMadre
OccitanMaire
Old GreekMytyr
PersianMadr, Maman
PiemonteseMare
PolishMatka, Mama
PortugueseMãe
PunjabiMai, Mataji, Pabo
QuechuaMama
RapanuiMatu’a Vahine
ReggianoMèdra
RomagnoloMèder
RomanianMama, Maica
RomanshMamma
RussianMat’
SaamiEadni
SamoanTina
Sardinian (Limba Sarda Unificada)Mama
Sardinian Campidanesumamai
Sardinian LogudoresuMadre, Mamma
SerbianMajka
ShonaAmai
SicilianMatri
SlovakMama, Matka
SlovenianMáti
SpanishMadre, Mamá, Mami
SwahiliMama, Mzazi, Mzaa
SwedishMamma, Mor, Morsa
Swiss GermanMueter
TeleguAmma
TriestinoMare
TurkishAnne, Ana, Valide
TurkmenEje
UkrainianMati
UrduAmmee
ValencianMare
VenetianMare
ViestanoMamm’
Vietnameseme
WelshMa
YiddishMuter

Did you like our list of mother, father and family in different languages? Which one is the easiest for you to memorize?

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2019-02-28T17:27:01+00:00December 20th, 2018|