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  • Encephalitis and dengue awareness drive in SMC Ward No-25 Siliguri

    Sir, Ward no-25 of  SMC siliguri organised a program today for awarness of  Encephalitis ... read more[+]
    Date: 2014-08-09
  • BLOOD DONATIOON CAMP BY A SMALL TEA BROKING FIRM, SILIGURI

    Sir, An Upcoming Tea Broking House, Good Point Tea Pvt. Ltd .at sevoke road , siliguri organized ... read more[+]
    Date: 2014-07-19
  • INVITATION FOR 25Th EXECUTIVE BOARD INSTALLATION CEREMONY

    Dear Lion Friends, It gives me pleasure to let you know that my club, Lions Club Of Siliguri Terai ... read more[+]
    Date: 2014-06-26
  • Blood Cancer Free Medicine

      Dear friends Medicine for Blood Cancer has been found !! Please don't delete this ... read more[+]
    Date: 2014-05-17
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Tea Calling

What is tea called in different languages across the globe

›› In different international languages using Tea or Te as derivative
Language Name Language Name
Afrikaans tee Galician Spanish
Armenian, Catalan te Hebrew תה,te
Danish te Indonesian תה, te or tei
Icelandic te Irish teh
Faroese te Italian tae
Swedish  te Scientific Latin
Czech té or thé Latvian thea
Welsh te Malay teh
Norwegian te Polish tēja
Dutch té or thé, čaj is used nowadays Lithuanian teh
English tea Scots Gaelic tì, teatha
Hungarian tea French Singhalese thé
Estonian Finnish (West) Frisian German tee Esperanto teo

 

›› Indian Languages 
Language Name Language Name
Bengali (চা )Cha Marathi Chahaa
Gujarati cha Oriya Cha
*Hindi chai, beverage Tamil theneer
Kannada Chaha Telugu ṭī
Malayalam Chaya Urdu چاى
    Nepali Cheeya

 

›In different international languages using cha or chai derivatives
Language Name Language Name
Albanian çaj Persian  چای chaay
Amharic pronounced shy Portuguese chá
Arabic shai Romanian ceai
Assyrian  , Bulgarian Swahili Cebuano tsa
Ukrainian pronounced chai Russian чай, chai
Azeri çay Serbian чај chaj
Slovene čaj Somali shaax
Capampangan cha Tagalog tsaa
English char, slang Thai ชา, cha
Georgian  chai Tibetan ཇ་ja
Greek tsái Tlingit cháayu
Japanese 茶, ちゃ, cha Turkish çay
Kazakh шай shai Uzbek choy
Korean 茶,차 cha Vietnamese trà and chè
Mongolian цай, tsai    

*In USA chai is used to refer almost exclusively to the Indian chai (or masala chai)

Every nation in creation has its favorite drink, France is famous for her wine, its beer in Germany. Turkey loves her coffee, and they serve it blacker than ink; Russians love their vodka, England loves her tea.
John Bladrey