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'Mother' in Various Languages
"What's in a name? That which we call a rose, By any other name would smell as sweet..."
~ Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare.

Much like roses, mothers, in our lives, warm us with the fragrance of their love, care and affection till the day they fade away. And much like roses, mothers are the same no matter which name you call her by. Go through this informative article and know how the beautiful word 'mother' is uttered in various languages of the world. You can also use these in your greeting card/e-card/gift card for your own mom or a mother of a foreigner friend and give her a good surprise. If you like this article, "Mother in Various Languages", click here and pass this page on to your friends. Happy Mother's Day to you.

A  
Afrikaans Moeder, Ma
Albanian Mëmë; Nënë; Burim; Kryemurgeshë
Arabic Ahm
   
B  
Belarusan Matka
Bolognese Mder
Bosnian/ Bulgarian Majka
Brazilian/Portuguese Me
   
C  
Chechen Nana
Croatian Mati, Majka
Czech Abatyse
   
D  
Danish Mor
Dutch Moeder, Moer
   
E  
English Mother, Mama, Mom
Estonian Ema
   
F  
Finnish Iti
French Mre, Maman
Frisian Emo, Emä, Kantaäiti, Äiti
   
G  
German Mutter
Greek Màna
   
H  
Hawaiian Makuahine
Hindi Ma, Maji
Hungarian Anya, Fu
   
I  
Icelandic Mir
Ilongo Iloy; Nanay; Nay
Indonesian Induk, Ibu, Biang, Nyokap
Irish Mthair
Italian Madre, Mamma
   
J  
Japanese Okaasan, Haha
Judeo/Spanish Madre
   
L  
Latin Mater
   
M  
Macedonian Majka
Marathi Aayi
   
N  
Norwegian Madre
   
P  
Persian Madr, Maman
Polish Matka, Mama
Portuguese Mãe, Matka, Mama
Punjabi Mai, Mataji, Pabbo
   
R  
Romanian Mama, Maica
Russian Mat'
   
S  
Serbian Majka
Slovak Mama, Matka
Spanish Madre, Mam, Mami
Swedish Mamma, Mor, Morsa
Swiss/German Mueter
   
T  
Turkish Anne, Ana, Valide
   
U  
Ukrainian Mati
Urdu Ammee
   
W  
Welsh Mam
   
Y  
Yiddish Muter
   
Z  
Zeneize Mo

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