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Say Father In Many Languages

Learn the foreign terms for father on Father's day to equip yourself with better interpersonal skills and share your knowledge with as many of your friends you like by forwarding the page to your dear. Just click on the link at the bottom of the page to refer the page and Feel free to send in more inputs if you have any. Have a cheerful Father's day!

Say Father in Many Languages

Afrikaans : vader
Albanian : baba ; atë
Apalai (Amazon) : papa
Arabic : babba ; yebba ; abbi (classical)
Aragones : pai
Asturian :
Aymara : awki
Bangla : Baba ; Abba
Basque : aita
Bergamasco : pàder
Bolognese : pèder
Bosnian : otac
Brazilian Portuguese : pai
Bresciano : bubà ; pàder
Breton : tad
Calabrese : patre ; patri ; pa ; papà ; papallu ; patra
Caló : batú ; bato ; batico ; dadá
Catalan : pare
Catanese : pattri ; opà
Chechen (Caucasus) : daa
Chechen : da
Cree (Canada) : -papa
Croatian : otac
Czech : táta, otec
Dakota (USA) : ate
Dutch : vader ; papa ; pappie
Dzoratâi : pére
East African : baba
English : father ; dad ; daddy ; pop ; poppa ; papa
Esperanto : patro
Estonian : isa
Faeroese : faðir
Faeroese : faðir
Filipino : tatay, itay, tay ; ama
Finnish : isä
Flemish : vader
French : papa
Frisian : heit
Galician : pai
German : banketi, Papi
Griko Salentino : ciúri
Greek : pater  (the -ter is pronounced "tare" and the e should have a macron over it)
Guaran : túva ; ru
Hebrew : abba(h)
Hindi : Papa ; Pita-ji
Hungarian : apa
Hungarian : apa ; apu ; papa ; édesapa
Icelandic : pabbi ; faðir
Indonesian : bapa ; ayah ; pak
Irish : athair ; daidí
Italian : babbo
Japanese : otosan, papa
Judeo-Spanish : padre ; baba ; babu
Kikuyu : baba
Kiswahili : Baba
Kobon (New Guinea) : bap
Kurdish Kurmanji : bav
Ladin : pere
Latin : pater ; papa ; atta
Latvian : tevs
Leonese : pai
Ligurian : paire
Limburgian : vader ; vajer ; pap
Lingala : tata
Lithuanian : tevas ; pradininkas ; protevis
Lombardo Occidentale : bubà
Lunfardo : viejo
Luo (Kenya) : baba
Maasai : papa ; paapa ; olaiiu
Malagasy : ray
Malay : bapa
Maltese : missier
Mandarin : bà ; bàba (informal)
Mandarin Chinese : baba
Mantuan : upà ; papà ; babbo
Maori : haakoro ; kohake
Mapunzugun : chaw ; chao
Modern Greek : babbas
Moravian : tata
Mudnés : pèder
Modern English : father, daddy
Middle English : fader
Nadsat : Pee
Nahuatl (Mexico) : ta’
Napulitano : pate
Nepali : buwa
Norwegian : pappa ; far
Occitan : paire
Old English : faeder (the 'ae' is the short a sound in cat)
Parmigiano : päder
Persian/Farsi : pedar, pitar ; simply Baabaa
Piemontese : pare
Pipil (El Salvador) : tatah
Polish : tata ; ojciec
Portuguese : pai
Quechua (Ecuador) : tayta
Quechua : tata ; churiyaqe
Rapanui : koro ; matu’a ; matu’a tane
Reggiano : peder
Romagnolo :
Romani : dad
Romanian : tata
Romanian : tata ; parinte ; taica
Romansh : bab
Russian : papa
Saami : áhcci
Samoan : tama
Sango : baba
Sanskrit : tàtah ; janak
Sardinian (Limba Sarda Unificada) : babu
Sardinian Campidanesu : babbu
Sardinian Logudoresu : babbu
Shona : baba
Sicilian : patri
Slovak : otec
Slovenian : ôèe
Spanish : papá ; viejo ; tata
Spanish,Latin : padre
Swahili : baba ; mzazi
Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish : fadar
Swedish : pappa
Swiss German : Vatter
Tagalog : tatay ; ama
Triestino : pare
Turkish : baba
Turkmen : däde ; kaka
Urdu : Abbu ; Abbu-ji ; Abbu-jan ; bap
Valencian : pare
Venetian : pare ; popà ; 'opà ; pupà ; papà
Viestano : attèn'
Wallon : pére
Welsh : tad
Xhosa (South Africa) : -tata
Yiddish : tatti ; tay ; foter ; tateh
Zeneize : poæ
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