Family words in Faroese

Words for family members and other relatives in Faroese, a North Germanic language spoken mainly on the Faroe Islands.

Key to abbreviations: pt = paternal (father's side), mt = maternal (mother's side).

  Føroyskt (Faroese)
family húsfólk; hýski
parents foreldur
father faðir
mother móðir
children barn
son sonur
daughter dóttir
husband ektamaður; maður
wife ektakona; kona
brother bróðir
sister systir
uncle faðirbróðir (pt); móðurbróðir (mt)
aunt fastir (pt); mostir (mt)
cousin systkinabarn
nephew bróðursonur; (brother's son); systursonur; (sister's son)
niece bróðurdóttir; (brother's daughter); systurdóttir; (sister's daughter)
grandparents abbi og omma
grandfather abbi
grandmother omma
grandchildren barnabarn
grandson abbasonur; ommusonur
granddaughter abbadóttir; ommudóttir
father-in-law verfaðir
mother-in-law vermóðir
brother-in-law svágur
sister-in-law konusystir; bróðurkona; systir mansins

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Links

Family words in Faorese
http://www.unilang.org/wiki/index.php/Faroese_kinship_words
http://www.everyculture.com/Europe/Faroe-Islanders-Kinship-Marriage-and-Family.html

Family words in Germanic languages
http://www.ielanguages.com/germanic_family.html

Family words in Germanic languages

Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, English, Faroese, German, Icelandic, Norwegian, Scots, Swedish, Yiddish

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