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dollmommy is not online. Last active: 10/30/2007 8:18:24 AM dollmommy
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Traditional Indian Relationship Terms
Posted: 04 Apr 2005 01:42 PM
I enjoyed reading all the different terms for relatives in Indian society. In my culture, we are very big on extended families but have not gone the extra mile to provide special names. I believe a lot of western cultures would benefit from focusing on family.
Evergreesony is not online. Last active: 10/18/2006 4:27:31 PM Evergreesony
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Re: Traditional Indian Relationship Terms
Posted: 05 Apr 2005 12:54 PM
hi dollmommy
yes it's true there are many different relationship term in indian langugae like.
you called mother brother uncle and laso father brother uncle.
bute we have different so we can when we are telling anyone about them they can understand we are talking about which side of relative.

Even in same thing brother in law means you say sisters -husband as a brother in law and also husband brother as brother in law but we have different relationship term like
for sister husband-jija,bava,bhauji,damadji
for husband brother -if elder than ,jija,bhaiyaji,bhasare,
if yonger than-mardi,dir,devar

there are many such indain term for relationship.

child-bachha

father -pita,bap,baba
mother -ma,aai,mata

older brother -bara bhai, dada, badde bahiya,bhrata

younger brother- chota bhai,anuj
older sister- bari bahen,didi,akka

younger sister -choti bahen,chelli,

son-beta,putra ,kodaku,mulaga

daughter-beti ,putri,bidda,mulagi

husband-shohar,pati,navara,

wife-bivi,bharya,ardnagini

boy-larka

girl-larki

mama 'maternal uncle,

caca 'paternal uncle',

Sala 'brother-in-law',wife's brother


Evergreesony is not online. Last active: 10/18/2006 4:27:31 PM Evergreesony
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Re: Traditional Indian Relationship Terms
Posted: 05 Apr 2005 12:56 PM
yes i agree with you on focusing family.
so we can tell how musn you are related with your family.
thanks
EG
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