Saturday, November 13, 2010

How do you say Vampire?

Vampire = English

vampire = French

nachtzehrer, blutsauger = German

upir/upirina = Croatian

upir = Czech and Slovak

wapierz, upier = Polish

upyr = Ukrainian

eretica, vurdalak, upry = Russian

strigoii = Romanian

vrykolakas = Greek folklore

dhampir = Albanian folklore

Kali = ancient Indian goddess

Sekhmet - ancient Egyptian goddess


What are some other terms or kinds of vampires from across the world?

5 comments:

Blodeuedd said...

In Swedish it's vampyr and vampyyri in Finnish :)

Kim van Aken said...

In Dutch it's vampier

Anna said...

AND in Russian it's NOT "eretica" - such a word doesn't exist. The only one close enough is "jeretik" meaning "heretic":)
AND not "upry" but "upyr", the same as in Ukranian.
AND "dhampir" in Albanian means half-vampire, half-human. Meanwhile, vampire is "vampir", the same as in Serbian.
Random Russian:)

Anonymous said...

Vampiro=Italia
Aswang=Filippine
Chiang Shin=Cina
Mutala=Africa
Vukodlak=Dalmazia
Farkaskoldoi=Ungheria
Katakano=Creta
Chauchemar=Francia
Il vampirologo che ride

Anonymous said...

Slovak Upír :D í :D