How to Say Grandma and Grandpa in 20 Languages

Wonder what grandparents go by in other countries? Here, find grandma and grandpa names from around the world!

By Katie Askew
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Our first grandchild, Carly, was born during Halley's comet. Since i was interested in astronomy and
astrology, I thought Halley would be a good name. The children pronounce it Holly ad in Christmas Holly but that's fine with me.

elna01240@roadrunner.com on 2014-06-25 19:52:05

In India, grandparents are addressed with respect, like 'dadima' for gran, and 'dadaji' for granpa. Though westernization has changed things a lot in metros, in remote villages only the eldest member of the joint family is the ultimate decision maker. In many households, in spite of this, they lead a detached life, spending time in religious and spiritual activities, and helping in family issues only when asked for.And unlike in Russia, our gran, who was totally blind, but very active in house work, used to tell the time of the day by intuition, as well as the weather forecast accurately using her sense of smell . h

rckappu@gmail.com on 2013-10-03 19:11:59

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