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What Do You Call Your Mother?

Sure, she’s got a real name, but to you and your dear siblings, she’s Mom, or Mum, or maybe Mama, or just Ma. Have you ever wondered why you call your mother that?

Every culture and language has its own mother monikers, but if you take a look at a list such as this one, you’ll notice that, overwhelmingly, most of the names begin with M. For example, “Mama,” which is common in English and Spanish is also the official name for “mother” in Mudnés, Quechua, Romanian, Sardinian, Slovak, and Swahili.[1] Yes, there are exceptions to the M rule. But why so many similarities across such vastly different cultures?


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