I'm putting together a flash card deck of world languages and I can't seem to find these on a dictionary I trust. I have Persian as "persa" but I would like a word for Farsi.


According to this:

Hindi = la hindia [lingvo]

Urdu = Urduo

Tamil = la tamila [lingvo]

Farsi = la persa [lingvo]

  • Thanks for the link! I'm guessing Urdu is probably Urdua though. – Kyle Bailey Aug 27 '16 at 22:39
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    @KyleBailey Some languages whose name isn't based on a people or the name of a country have their own word root and so end in o. For example Esperanto and Latino. According to PMEG Urdu also falls into this category. bertilow.com/pmeg/gramatiko/propraj_nomoj/… – Neil Roberts Aug 28 '16 at 6:50
  • @NeilRoberts Interesting, I didn't know that. I imagine in casual speech you will find many people falling into overregularization and saying "la urdua", that's certainly what I would have done. – Kat Ño Oct 10 '16 at 19:16

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