Kinship terms in Afrikaans

Words for family members and other relatives in Afrikaans, a West Germanic language descended from Dutch and spoken mainly in South Africa and Namibia.

family familie
parents ouers
father vader
mother ma
children kinders
son seun
daughter dogter
husband man
wife vrou
brother broer
sister suster
uncle oom
aunt tante
cousin neef
nephew neef
niece niggie
grandparents grootouers
grandfather oupa
grandmother ouma
grandchildren kleinkinders
grandson kleinseun
granddaughter kleindogter
father-in-law skoonvader
mother-in-law skoonmoeder
brother-in-law swaer
sister-in-law skoonsuster

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