Language families[edit | edit source]

European (counts as one family):

  • English: airplane, aeroplane, plane
  • French: avion, aéroplane
  • German: Flugzeug
  • Russian: самолёт (samoljót), аэропла́н (aeroplán) [obsolete]
  • Spanish: avión, aeroplano

Austronesian (counts as one family):

  • Indonesian: pesawat terbang "flying machine", kapal terbang "flying ship", pesawat bersayap tetap
  • Filipino: eroplano, eruplano

Other:

  • Mandarin: 飞机 (fēijī), 飛行機 (fēixíngjī) [dated]
  • Japanese: 飛行機 (hikōki), 航空機 (kōkūki) "aircraft"
  • Korean: 비행기 (bihaenggi)
  • Vietnamese: máy bay, phi cơ [dated]
  • Hindi: विमान (vimān), हवाई जहाज़ (havāī jahāz), वायु-यान (vāyu-yān)
  • Telugu: విమానము (vimānamu), విమానం (vimānaṁ)
  • Arabic: طَائِرَة‎ (ṭāʾira), طَيَّارَة‎ (ṭayyāra)
  • Swahili: ndege, eropleni
  • Persian: هواپیما‎ (havâpeymâ), طیاره‎ (tayyâre) [dated]
  • Turkish: uçak, tayyare [obsolete]

Consensus[edit | edit source]

Language families:

  • European, Austronesian, Swahili: 3
  • Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese: 4
  • Hindi, Telugu: 2
  • Arabic, Persian, Turkish: 3

Notes[edit | edit source]

Decision[edit | edit source]

feyci, feyxinci, pihengi, fleytor

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