34 Blood Relationships and Other Relationships Names in Beautiful Nepali Words

Relationships are a part of human life such that they not only define our lineage but to a greater degree helped humans evolve as social beings.

Now, thinking through this perspective seems so enchanting but just imagine what if the complex structure to calling out the relation names gets the best of you?

Have you ever been in that awkward situation when your mom or dad introduces you to a relative and you are confused as hell to call out your relatives by the relation’s name? The question always lingers; Should I call him Uncle, or Dai or Mama or…..What? Whatnot!

Well! Just take a deep breath and calm down as we have come up with the lists of names and the defining relation of such names for you to take you out of the awkward situations in the future. So let’s dive into the world of relationships.

1. Aama/Maamu/Mummy/Maa/Mum – Mother

Mother Daughter Relationships

The word ‘Aama’ and ‘Maa’ is closely recognized and derived from the native language. We most commonly hear older generations use much of this word to call out mother. However, the words derived and influenced from the Western world are popular among the new generations like ‘Mummy’, ‘Mom’, ‘Maamu’.

2. Ba/Buwa/Papa/Daddy/Appa/Dad/Bau – Father

Father.Daughter and Son  Relationships

The word ‘Ba’ and ‘Buwa’ is deeply rooted in Nepalese language and culture to call out one’s father. The funny thing is the way most of us youngsters can relate to this phrase from one’s mother, “Tero Ba” as a prefix in the sentence to address, as Nepalese culture suggested that wives were not supposed to call out their husband by their name.

3. Hajur Aama – Grand Mother

Happy Grandmother holding her granddaughter

Hajur Aama is your Grandmother either Paternal (Your’s Dad’s Mother) or Maternal (Your’s Mother’s Mother).

4. Hajur Buwa – Grand Father

Elianna with her father and Grandfather

Hajur Buwa is your Grandfather either Paternal (Yours Dad’s Mother) or Maternal (Yours Mother’s Mother).

5. Thulo Buwa – Elder Uncle

You call your Father’s brother/brothers who are older than him as ‘Thulo Buwa’ and spouse of your mother’s elder sister.

6. Thulo Aama/ Thulo Mummy – Elder Aunty

You call your ‘Thulo Buwa’s’ spouse as ‘Thulo Aama’ or ‘Thulo Mummy’. Also, you call your mother’s elder sister as ‘Thulo Mamu’.

7. Sanima/Sani Aama – Younger Auntie

You call your Mother’s sibling and in-laws sisters as ‘Sanima’ or ‘Sani Aama’.

8. Kaka – Younger Uncle

Elianna with his uncle

The word ‘Kaka’ is used to address your Fathers younger brother. Other than Kaka, you can also call them ‘Uncle’.

9. Kaki – Younger Aunty

The spouse of your Kaka/Uncle is regarded as ‘Aunt’ or in typical Nepali ‘Aunty’.

10. Fupu Didi/Nini –

The word ‘Fupu Didi’ is used to address your Father’s siblings both elder and young.

11. Mama – Maternal Uncle

You call your Mother’s brother/brother’s both (elder or younger) as ‘Mama’.

12. Maiju – Maternal Aunty

You call your Mama’s spouse as ‘Maiju’.

13. Dai/Dada/Daju/Daa – Elder Brother

Dai/Dada is used to address the one who is older than you, which can be either your sibling elder Brother, or in-laws such as your Uncle’s son, Maternal Uncle’s son and the like.

Brothers celebrating Bhai Tika

14. Bhai – Younger Brother

With reference to the relation od ‘Dai’, if its your brother younger than you, you call them ‘Bhai’ or ‘Babu’.

15. Buhari – Daughter-in-law

Newly wed Daughter in Law

In Nepali, the daughter-in-law is known as ‘Buhari’. This means when your brother younger than you gets married, you call his spouse ‘Buhari’.

16. Bhauju – Sister-in-law

You call your elder brother’s spouse as ‘Bhauju’.

17. Didi/Dijju/Dee – Elder Sister

Simply, you call your Didi or Di to your elder sister or in-laws sisters who are older than you.

18. Bahini – Younger Sister

When its your sibling or in-laws sisters who are younger than you, you call them Bahini.

19. Bhinaju – Brother-in-law

When your elder sibling sister or in-laws sister is married, you call her spouse as ‘Bhinaju’.

20. Jwai – Son-in-law

Son-in-law is called ‘Jwai’ in Nepali. This means when your younger sibling sister or in-law sister is married, you call her spouse as ‘Jwai’.

21. Bhatij/Bhatija – Nephew

You call your sibling or in-laws elder brother’s son as ‘Bhatij’.

22. Bhatiji

You call your sibling or in-laws elder brother’s daughter as ‘Bhatiji’.

Now, the question might arise, What if it’s the Son and Daughter of your younger brother. Simply, you call them ‘Chhora’ and ‘Chhori’ respectively.

Normally, in Nepali culture, the relationship name increases and becomes complex once one is married. Below are the lists of such relationship names:

23. Bhadha/Bhadaini

If you are a boy, then your Fupu-Didi will call you ‘Bhada’. If you are a girl, then your Fupu-Didi will call you ‘Bhadaini’.

24. Bhanja/Bhanji – Neice

Sons of your sisters are called as ‘Bhanja’ and daughters of your sisters are called as ‘Bhanji’.

For Girls:

25. Sriman/Buda/Budo/Pati

You call your beloved husband as “Sriman” respectfully, with love you call “Buda”, “Budo” or “Pati Dev”.

26. Sasu – Mother-in-law

You call your husband’s Mother (Includes your husband’s Mummy and Thulo Mummy) as ‘Sasu’, or Mother-in-law.

27. Sasura – Father-in-law

Take the reference of ‘Sasu’ and if its your husban’s father, you call him ‘Sasura’, or Father-in-law.

28. Jesthaju/Jethan – Brother-in-law

You call your husband’s elder brother as ‘Jethan’.

29. Jethani/Didi – Sister-in-law

You call your Jethan’s spouse as ‘Jethani’ or ‘Didi’.

30. Dewar – Brother-in-law

You call your husband’s younger brother as ‘Dewar’.

Featuring Dai, Bhauju and Dewar, Deurani

31. Dewarni/ Bahini – Sister-in-law

You call your Dewar’s spouse as ‘Dewarni’ or simply ‘Bahini’.

32. Didi and Nanda – Younger Sister-in-law

As to the sisters of your husband-you call his elder sister as ‘Didi’ and his younger sister as ‘Nanda’.

If you are a boy and newly married, the following are the relation names you have to remember.

33. Saali – Sister-in-law

You call your Wife’s younger siblings and in-laws sisters as ‘Saali’.

34. Saala – Brother-in-law

You call your wife’s younger and in-laws brother as ‘Saala’.


The relation name is same for both bride and groom.

Ending Thoughts!

These are the lists of the relationships that might help you out at some time if you are really oblivious of these relation names. If you think we have missed out on other relationships, please do mention them in the comment section.

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