50 Ways to Say Cat

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50 ways to say cat

Here’s a list of the word for “cat” in 50 different languages. The first column lists the word in the language’s native script. The second column provides the Latin transliteration (if the original script isn’t Latin). And the third column indicates the name of the language.

Native ScriptTransliteration (if not Latin)Language
گربهGorbehPersian
КітKitBelarusian
МачкаMačkaBosnian
КоткаKotkaBulgarian
PishikPishikAzerbaijani
MèoMèoLaotian
ឆ្មាChhmaKhmer
კატაKataGeorgian
कैटCatHindi
KatėKatėLithuanian
MačkaMačkaCroatian
КотKotMacedonian
ବିଡାଳBidāḷaOdia
БарBarKazakh
ምስMisTigrinya
КотKotSerbian
КотKotUkrainian
ΚατKatGreek
חתולKhatulHebrew
แมวMaewThai
BisseBisseLuxembourgish
MāoMāoMandarin
KassKassEstonian
PisicăPisicăRomanian
КотKotRussian
GatoGatoSpanish
ChatChatFrench
KediKediTurkish
KatKatDutch
KucingKucingIndonesian
GattoGattoItalian
GatoGatoPortuguese
KattKattNorwegian
KatturKatturIcelandic
KissaKissaFinnish
PusaPusaFilipino
NekoJapanese
고양이GoyangiKorean
قطةQittahArabic
KatKatDanish
KattKattSwedish
GħasfurGħasfurMaltese
KatKatSlovenian
ມາວMāwLao
ოქროსანაOk’rosanaGeorgian
KočkaKočkaCzech
KatKatFlemish
GatoGatoGalician

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Sean is a former literature professor with a curiosity almost as fierce as a cat's. When he's not tending to Cats Around The Globe, he writes middle-grade fiction, hangs out with his two daughters, or naps with his buddy Louie, a rescue American Shorthair.