Handball in other Languages

The sport we know as handball is not necessarily called by the same name around the world. Here are the names for handball in many of the languages of the world. The names are taken from the Wikipedia page for handball in each of these languages. You will notice that many of the names appear to be phonetic spelling of handball in the other languages.



Name by Language

Language Name for the sport of handball
Afrikaans Handbal
Albanian Hendboll
Alemannic Handball
Anglo-Saxon Hēaphandþōðer
Arabic كرة اليد
Aragonese Balonmán
Armenian Հանդբոլ
Assamese হেণ্ডবল
Asturian Balonmano
Azerbaijani Həndbol
Bashkir Гандбол
Basque Eskubaloi
Bavarian Handboi
Belarusian Гандбол
Belarusian Гандбол
Bengali হ্যান্ডবল
Bosnian Rukomet
Breton Mell-dorn
Bulgarian Хандбал
Cantonese 手球
Catalan Handbol
Chinese 手球
Croatian Rukomet
Czech Házená
Danish Håndbold
Dutch Handbal
Eastern Punjabi ਹੈਂਡਬਾਲ
Egyptian Arabic كورة اليد
English Handball
Esperanto Manpilko
Estonian Käsipall
Extremaduran Balonmanu
Faroese Hondbóltur
Finnish Käsipallo
French Handball
Galician Balonmán
Georgian ხელბურთი
German Handball
Greek Χειροσφαίριση
Hebrew כדוריד
Hindi हैंडबॉल
Hungarian Kézilabda
Icelandic Handbolti
Indonesian Bola tangan
Interlingue Handball
Italian Pallamano
Japanese ハンドボール
Kabyle Takurt n Ufus
Kashubian Rãcznô bala
Kazakh Қол добы
Kinyarwanda Umupira w'intoke
Komi Кисяр
Korean 핸드볼
Lak Гьандбол
Latin Manufollium
Latvian Rokasbumba
Lingua Franca Nova Bal a mano
Lithuanian Rankinis
Low Saxon Handball
Luxembourgish Handball
Macedonian Ракомет
Malayalam ഹാന്റ്ബോൾ
Māori Pāringa tīma
Marathi हँडबॉल
Mingrelian ხებურთი
Norwegian Handball
Norwegian Håndball
Occitan Handbal
Persian هندبال
Polish Piłka ręczna
Portuguese Andebol
Quechua K'akcha pukllay
Romanian Handbal
Romansh Ballamaun
Russian Гандбол
Sanskrit हस्तकन्दुकक्रीडा
Sardinian Pallamanu
Scots Haundbaw
Serbian Рукомет
Serbo-Croatian Rukomet
Slovak Hádzaná (7 hráčov)
Slovene Rokomet
Sorani Kurdish تۆپی دەست
Southern Azerbaijani هندبول
Spanish Balonmano
Swahili Mpira wa mkono
Swedish Handboll
Tamil எறிபந்தாட்டம்
Thai แฮนด์บอล
Turkish Hentbol
Ukrainian Гандбол
Urdu ہینڈ بال
Uzbek Gandbol
Vietnamese Bóng ném
Welsh Pêl-law
West Frisian Hânbal
Wu 手球
Zazaki Hendbol


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