Language families[edit | edit source]

European (counts as one family):

  • English: Englisa (zombie)
  • French: Fransesa (zombie, zombi)
  • German: Doycesa (Zombie)
  • Russian: Rusisa (зо́мби “zómbi”)
  • Spanish: Espanisa (zombi)

Austronesian (counts as one family):

  • Indonesian: Indonesisa (zombi)
  • Filipino: Pilipinasa (zombie, sombi)

Other:

  • Mandarin: Putunhwa (喪屍 “sàngshī”)
  • Japanese: Niponsa (ゾンビ “zonbi”)
  • Korean: Hangusa (좀비 “jombi”)
  • Vietnamese: Vyetnamsa (zombie)
  • Hindi: Hindisa (ज़ोंबी “zombī”)
  • Telugu: Telugu (జోంబీ “jōmbī”)
  • Arabic: Arabisa (زومبي “zūmbī”)
  • Swahili: Swahili (zombie)
  • Persian: Parsisa (زامبی “zamba”)
  • Turkish: Turkisa (zombi, hortlak)

Consensus[edit | edit source]

Language families:

  • European, Austronesian, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Hindi, Telugu, Arabic, Swahili, Persian, Turkish: 11
  • Korean, Telugu: 2

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The term zonbi is thought to have come from Haitian Creole or a Bantu language.

Decision[edit | edit source]

zombi

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