Language families[edit | edit source]

European (counts as one family):

  • English: paste
  • French: pâte
  • German: Paste
  • Russian: па́ста (pásta)
  • Spanish: pasta

Austronesian (counts as one family):

  • Indonesian: pasta
  • Filipino: pasta

Other:

  • Mandarin: 膏 (gāo), 糊 (hú, hū, hù)
  • Japanese: ペースト (pēsuto)
  • Korean: 페이스트 (peiseuteu)
  • Vietnamese: dán
  • Hindi: पेस्ट (pest)
  • Telugu: ముద్ద (mudda), పేస్ట్ (pēsṭ)
  • Arabic: مَعْجُون (maʿjūn)
  • Swahili: kubandika
  • Persian: خمیر (xamir)
  • Turkish: macun, macunu

Consensus[edit | edit source]

Language families:

  • European, Austronesian, Japanese, Korean, Hindi, Telugu: 6
  • Arabic, Persian: 2

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The word for "toothpaste" incorporates the word for "cream" instead of the word for "paste" in some languages.
  • Should "paste" and "cream" be the same word in Globasa?

Decision[edit | edit source]

pasta, pesta, peste, paste

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