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
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
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
Hajur Aama is your Grandmother either Paternal (Your’s Dad’s Mother) or Maternal (Your’s Mother’s Mother).
4. Hajur Buwa – Grand Father
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
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.
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
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’.
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:
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’.
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’.
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.
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.