How to say “turkey” across the globe

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It’s that time of year again—a sad day for turkeys, but a gut-busting good time for human carnivores. Happy Thanksgiving, Grammar Party readers. To celebrate the holiday, I’ve collected translations of the word turkey from around the world. Wouldn’t it be more exciting to say, “Hey, could you please pass me the pulyka”?

Enjoy!

Albanian: gjeldeti
Croatian: puretina
Czech: krocan
Dutch: kalkoen
Estonian: kalkun
French: dinde
Haitian Creole: kodenn
Hungarian: pulyka
Icelandic: kalkúnn
Indonesian: kalkun
Italian: tacchino
Latvian: tītars
Maltese: dundjan
Norweigian: kalkun
Polish: indyk
Romanian: curcan
Spanish: pavo
Swedish: kalkon

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4 thoughts on “How to say “turkey” across the globe

  1. hmmm… in Malaysian’s Malay (not to be confused with Indonesian), Turkey is Ayam Belanda (which is directly translated : “chicken (from) netherland”…. lol, weird right). As for the country, we just use “Turki”.

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