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The words "full moon" in many languages


It is said that there are more than 6,000 languages worldwide (this is hard to imagine) and it is a fascinating concept to think, there are probably as many words for "full moon".

We would like to start a compilation and would ask for all visitors to please help to correct or add (especially spelling and capitalisation rules). Together we will create the world’s largest collection of this kind. If you would like to contribute, please send us an e-mail. We are happy about any information.

The languages are in alphabetical order.
Afrikaans Volmaan
Albanian hënë e plotë
Arabic بدر كامل
Asturian Lluna enllena
Basque ilbete
Bulgarian ПЪЛНОЛУНИЕ
Catalan lluna plena
pleniluni
Chinese
(traditional)
滿月  [mǎn yuè, mǎnyuè]
Chinese
(simple)
满月  [mǎn yuè, mǎnyuè]
Croatian Pun mjesec
Czech úplněk
Danish fuldmåne
Dutch volle maan
English full moon
Esperanto plenluno
Estonian täiskuu
Filipino kabilugan ng buwan
Finnish täysikuu
French pleine lune
Georgian სავსე მთვარე
German Vollmond
Greek πανσέληνος
Guarani jasy renyhẽ
Hebrew ירח מלא
[jareach male]
Hindi Purnima
Poornima
Hungarian telihold
Icelandic fullt tungl
Indonesian bulan purnama
Irish gealach lán
Italian luna piena
plenilunio
Japanese 満月  [mangetsu]
Korean 보름달
Latin luna plena
Lettish pilnsmēness
Lithuanian pilnatis
Luxembourgish Vollmound
Malay bulan purnama
Maltese qamar kwinta
Macedonian Полна Месечина
[Polna Mesecina]
Norwegian fullmåne
Persian بدر
Polish pełnia
Portuguese lua cheia
Punjabi Chand Mama
Quechua killapura
Rhaeto-Romanic glüna plaina
glina plaina
Rumanian lună plină
Russian полнолуние  [polnolunie]
Sanskrit Purnima
Poornima
Serbian pun mesec
Slovakian spln
Slovenian Polna luna
Spanish luna llena
plenilunio
Swahili mwezi mpevu
mwezi mwangavu
Swedish fullmåne
Thai วันเพ็ญ
Tok Pisin raunpela mun
bikpela mun
Turkish dolunay
Ukrainian повнолуння
Vietnamese trăng tròn

And here as an addition, different dialects (the corresponding standard language in brackets):
Bavarian
(German)
Voimond
Bernese German
(German)
Voumond
Hessian
(German)
Follmoond
Low German
(German)
Vullmaand



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