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Template:Serbian culture The Serbian language is one of the richest languages regarding kinship terminology. The Serbs are family oriented and employ many terms whose equivalents can not be found in any foreign language, including other closely related Slavic languages. Some explain this by pointing to the fact that of all the Slavs, the Serbs, along with the Bulgarians, were the only ones to retain the original zadrugas (extended families) up until the 20th century. Terminology is not uniform and may differ from place to place.

Direct descendance and ancestryEdit

Serbian (Cyrillic) Serbian / Croatian (Latin) Relation English translation
б(иј)ела пчела b(ij)ela pčela 5th descendant great-great-great-grand-daughter/son
чукунунука čukununuka 4th female descendant great-great-grand-daughter
чукунунук čukununuk 4th male descendant great-great-grand-son
праунука praunuka 3th female descendant great-grand-daughter
праунук praunuk 3th male descendant great-grand-son
унука unuka grand-daughter grand-daughter
унук unuk grand-son grand-son
(k)ћерка (k)ćerka daughter daughter
син sin son son
мајка majka mother mother
отац otac father father
баба / бака baba / baka grandmother grandmother
д(ј)ед / деда d(j)ed / deda grandfather grandfather
прабаба prababa great-grandmother great-grandmother
прад(ј)ед prad(j)ed great-grandfather great-grandfather
чукунбаба čukunbaba 4th female ancestor great-great-grandmother
чукунд(ј)ед čukund(j)ed 4th male ancestor great-great-grandfather
навр(н)баба navr(n)baba 5th female ancestor great-great-great-grandmother
навр(н)д(ј)ед navr(n)d(j)ed 5th male ancestor great-great-great-grandfather
курђела kurđela 6th female ancestor great-great-great-great-grandmother
курђел kurđel 6th male ancestor great-great-great-great-grandfather
aскуpђелa askurđela 7th female ancestor great-great-great-great-great-grandmother
aскуpђел askurđel 7th male ancestor great-great-great-great-great-grandfather
курђупа kurđupa 8th female ancestor great-great-great-great-great-great-grandmother
курђуп kurđup 8th male ancestor great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather
курлебала kurlebala 9th female ancestor great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandmother
курлебало kurlebalo 9th male ancestor great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather
сукурдола sukurdola 10th female ancestor great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandmother
сукурдол sukurdol 10th male ancestor great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather
судепача sudepača 11th female ancestor great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandmother
судепач sudepač 11th male ancestor great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather
парђупана parđupana 12th female ancestor great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandmother
парђупан parđupan 12th male ancestor great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather
ожмикурка ožmikurka 13th female ancestor great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandmother
ожмикура ožmikura 13th male ancestor great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather
курајбера kurajbera 14th female ancestor great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandmother
курајбер kurajber 14th male ancestor great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather
сајкатавка sajkatavka 15th female ancestor great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandmother
сајкатава sajkatava 15th male ancestor great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather
б(иј)ела орлица b(ij)ela orlica 16th female ancestor great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandmother
б(иј)ели орао b(ij)eli orao 16th male ancestor great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather

Direct sibling relationEdit

Serbian (Cyrillic) Serbian / Croatian (Latin) English translation
брат brat brother
сестра sestra sister

Indirect ancestry, descendance and legal relationEdit

Serbian (Cyrillic) Serbian / Croatian (Latin) Relation English translation
стриц stric father's brother uncle
стрина strina father's brother wife aunt
ујак ujak mother's brother uncle
ујна ujna wife of mother's brother aunt
тетка tetka father's/mother's sister aunt
теча / тетак teča / tetak husband of father's/mother's sister uncle
братанац bratanac brother's son (for women) nephew
синовац sinovac brother's son (for men) nephew
братаница bratanica brother's daughter niece
сестрић sestrić sister's son nephew
сестричина sestričina sister's daughter niece
нeћак nećak sister's/brother's son (lit.) nephew
нeћакa nećaka sister's/brother's daughter (lit.) niece

InlawsEdit

Serbian (Cyrillic) Serbian / Croatian (Latin) Relation English translation
свекар svekar husband's father father-in-law
свекрва svekrva husband's mother mother-in-law
таст tast wife's father father-in-law
ташта tašta wife's mother mother-in-law
зет zet daughter's or sister's husband son-in-law or brother-in-law
снаха / снаjа snaha / snaja son's wife daughter-in-law
шурак šurak wife's brother brother-in-law
шурњаја šurnjaja wife's brother's wife sister-in-law
свастика svastika wife's sister sister-in-law
свастић svastić wife's sister's son nephew
свастичина svastičina wife's sister's daughter niece
д(ј)евер d(j)ever husband's brother brother-in-law
заова zaova husband's sister sister-in-law
пашеног pašenog wife's sister's husband
јетрва jetrva husband's brother's wife


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