How do you say ‘Genealogy’ Abroad?…


Genealogy. Nice word, isn’t it?

But how do people express this term in other languages and cultures?

We’ve had a quick root around for the term in a variety of languages – some obscure, some closer to home – and below is what we came up with. And before you ask: no, we don’t know how to pronounce all of these either.

But it’s interesting to take a look and see the word that’s on the mind of your brothers-and-sisters-in-arms overseas.

Incidentally, if you know the word for genealogy in a language outside of this list, feel free to post it in the comments below. This selection is by no means exhaustive.

French – Généalogie

German – Genealogie

Spanish – Genealogía

Portuguese – Genealogia

Dutch – Genealogie

Italian – Genealogia

Polish – Genealogia

Slovenian: Genealogija

Swedish – Släktforskning

Danish – Slægtsforskning

Norwegian – Slektsforskning

Finnish – Sukututkimus

Czech – Genealogie

Afrikaans – Genealogie

Hungarian – Származástan

Hebrew – גנאלוגיה

Russian – Генеалогия

Indonesian – Silsilah

Hindi – वंशावली

Greek – γενεαλογία

Turkish – şecere

Arabic – علم الانساب

Farsi – سلسله شناسی

Chinese – 族谱(Zú pǔ)

Japanese – 系図 (Keizu)

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