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Flags in Other Languages (Comparative)

By Linguistic Families

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This listing of flag in other languages in by linguistic families and major subfamilies. When a representation of the character formation is present, it follows the language. Language pseudonyms are in parentheses beside the language name.

Indo-European
Germanic
Afrikaans: Vlag, pl. Vlae
Danish: Flag
Dutch (Flemish): Vlag
English: Flag, Banner
Frisian: Flagge, Flage
German: Flagge, Fahne
Icelandic: fáni
Norwegian: Flagg
Swedish: Flagga
Slavic
Belarusian: Flag
Bulgarian: Zname, Flag, Bajrak (slang)
    Фпаг ; Знаме
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Croatian: Zastava, Barjak, Stijeg; Plamenac
Czech: Vlajka, (Prapor = banner)
Polish: Flaga, Proporzec
Russian: Flag, (Znamýa = banner), Styag
    Фпаг ; Знамя ; Саяг
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Serbian: Zastava, Barjak, Steg
    Застава ; Еарјаk ; Стег
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Slovak: Zástava ; Vlajka
Slovenian: Zastava, Prapor (banner)
Ukranian: Prapor
    Прапор
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Italic
Bresciano: Bandéra; Pantaflana
Calabrese: Bannčra
Caló: Nagira
Catalan: Senyera
Corsican: Bandiera
French: Drapeau, Pavillon
Galician: Bandeira
Italian: Bandiera
Latin: Vexillum, Signum
Mudnés: Bandčra
Neapolitan: Bandera
Piedmontese: Drapo
Portuguese: Estandarte, Bandeira
Putenzese: Bannera
Romagnolo: Bandéra
Romanian: Drapel; Stindard, Steag
Sardinian Campidanesu: Bandera; Pandera
Sardinian Logudoresu: Bandela; Pandela; Bandera
Sicilian: Bannera
Spanish: Bandera
Valencian: Bandera; Senyera
Venetian: Bandiera
Wallon: Drapea
Baltic
Latvian: Karogs (emphasis on first "a" - kArogs)
Lithuanian: Veliava
Celtic
Breton: Banniel
Cornish: Baner
Irish: Bratach
Welsh: Baner, Fflag; Llech
Indo-Iranian
Farsi: Parcham, Beyraq
Gujarati
    ઝંડો
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Hindi: Jhanda, Jhandi (small flag)
    झंडा
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Kurdish Kurmanji: Al
Marathi:
    झेंडा
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Persian:
    پرچم
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Punjabi:
    ਝਂਡਾ
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Sanskrit:
    ध्वजः
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Urdu: Janda, Parcham
Greek
Greek: Shmaia (pronounced: Simea)
Greek (ancient): Sęmeion
Greek (Byzantine): Bandon
Albanian
Albanian: Flamur
Romance
Romansch: Bandiera
Austronesian
Malayo-Polynesian
Cebuano: Bandera
Indonesian: Bendera (probably influenced by Portuguese)
Malay: Bendera (probably influenced by Portuguese)
Maori: Haki
Tahitian: Reva
Uralic
Finno-Ugric
Estonian: Lipp
Finnish: Lippu
Hungarian: Zászló
Sami: Leavga, Flávdan Flagg
Niger-Congo
Atlantic-Congo
Akan (Dialects: Asante, Twi and Fante): Frankaa
Akuapem Twi: frankaa
Asante: Trankaa
Cinyanja: Mbendera
Fante: Frankaa
IsiXhoso: Iflegi
Sotho:
Folanga (long o and ch sound on the g) (North Sotho and West Sotho)
Folakga (South Sotho)
Swahili: Bendera
Zulu: Iduku, Amaduku, Ifulagi
Afro-Asiatic
Semitic
Arabic: 'Alam [ayn-lam-mim - flag, banner],
    عَلَم
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    Liwa' [Lam-waw-alif-hamza- banner, flag, standard],
    Rayah [Ra-alif-ya-ta marbuta - banner, flag],
    Bandera [Ba-nun-dal-ya-ra-ta marbuta - pennon, flag, banner, ensign]
Hebrew: Degel, Nes (meaning also miracle)
    דגל
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Maltese: Bandiera
Sino-Tibetan
Chinese
Mandarin: 旗子 Qi (pronounced chi); Hung-qi = red flag
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Artificial
Esperanto: Flago, pl. Flagoj, Standardo
Klingon: JoqwÍ, lagh
Quenya Elvish: Ambal (shaped stone) [Quenya Elvish word for flag]
Orkish: Hluth [Orkish word for flag]
Tupi
Tupi-Guarani
Guarani: Poyvi
Hmong-Mien
Hmongic
Hmong Njua: Chij
Japanese
Japanese
Japanese: Hata; Kokki = national flag; Gunki = military flag; Koushitsuki = royal flag
Altaic
Turkic
Turkish: Bayrak, Sançak
Turkmen: Baydak
Mongolian
Mongolian: Dalbaa
Austro-Asiatic
Mon-Khmer
Cambodian:
    [Khmer word for flag] from "The Hippocrene standard Cambodian-English/English-Cambodian dictionary"
Vietnamese: Cờ (pronounced cah)
    If the above line does not display properly, click here for a graphic
Iroquoian
Southern Iroquoian
Cherokee: Gadati
    ᎦᏘᏓ
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Deaf Sign Language
American Sign Language
Australian Sign Language
Common Sign
    [Deaf sign for flag] from "Aid to communication with the deaf" (Australian book)
Language isolates
Basque: Ikurrina; Bandera


compiled by Jorge Candeias, Marcus Schmöger, Lewis Nowitz, Jarig Bakker, James Dignan, Gvido Petersons, Joe McMillan, Željko Heimer, Pascal Gross, September 2003

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