How do babies in your country call their mother? E.g. In the Netherlands it is M

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  1. Moxyl profile image60
    Moxylposted 4 years ago

    How do babies in your country call their mother? E.g. In the Netherlands it is Mama.

    I'm really interested to know the answers from different parts of the world smile

  2. Tolovaj profile image86
    Tolovajposted 4 years ago

    I's mama (no capitalization) in Slovenia too:)

    I think majority of languages in Europe have similar root for this important word.

  3. Janani Shankar profile image61
    Janani Shankarposted 4 years ago

    In India,
    Tamilians call Amma,
    Hindustani's call Mathaji,
    and in other parts of India people started to truncate the word as Ma

  4. Kathleen Cochran profile image81
    Kathleen Cochranposted 4 years ago

    I think in the US it is most often "Mommie" for the first few years.  It certainly changes based on region and culture.  I'll be interested to hear answers from countries around the world.  What we call Grandmothers is much more varied.  I'm "Granny" to my grandkids because their other Grandmother was already "Grandma" to her other grandchildren.

    1. Moxyl profile image60
      Moxylposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Same in Hong Kong, where babies usually start with saying mami.

  5. wychic profile image86
    wychicposted 4 years ago

    I'm in Wyoming in the US, and it's most often "mom" or "mommy" here. It seems that "mama" is fairly common in the eastern parts of the country -- I know several people from the southeast who refer to their mother as "mama," and my own husband is from the northeast (his family was from Russia). He has taught our kids to call me Mama, just as he referred to his mother.

  6. liesl5858 profile image88
    liesl5858posted 4 years ago

    In my country, the Philippines, we call our mother Mama, Nanay, Mommy, Nanang or Inay. Nanay, Nanang and Inay is how we call our mother in our own language which is Tagalog and our dialect as well.
    We call our grandmother Lola.

    1. Moxyl profile image60
      Moxylposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting! Nanang is very close to the word 'milk' in Chinese, where mother is the original source of milk!

  7. savvydating profile image94
    savvydatingposted 4 years ago

    In the U.S., born and bred, it's "Mommy," all the way. Once the children get older, they usually switch to Mom, unless their from the South, in which case they generally say, Mama.
    One time, my son called me Mamasita, just to be funny. I liked it, but it also cracked me up.


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