Imagine that: the word Mom is the same in all languages

I was working on a project about families and it got me wondering if regardless of the country or culture the word Mom was the same in every country? So I started exploring, Mom regardless of how it’s said is the first or second word pronounced by a baby in most cases. If a baby has a older sibling they may hear that brother or sister’s name often and likely to announce that name first. With my family the boy heard his sister’s name enough times to say her name before Mom or Dad imagine that.

Basque ama
Catalan mamà / mama
Dutch mama / mam
English mama / momma / mam/mum/mom
Faroese mamma
French maman
German Mama
Greek μαμά (mama)
Icelandic mamma
Irish mamaí
Italian mamma
Lithuanian mama
Lombard mader
Nepali aama
Norwegian mamma
Polish mama
Portuguese mãe / mamãe / mamã
Romanian mama / mamă
Russian мама (mama)
Serbian mama
Spanish mamá / mami
Swedish mamma
Swiss German mami
Ukrainian мама (mama)
Welsh mam


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A managing member of OhSweetLaLa, I love to sew, read all sorts of books, photography, and learning about how to make things work well. I've learned this life is a journey full of lessons, if you look around every day you learn something new.

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