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Rugby League in other Languages

The sport we know as rugby league is not necessarily called by the same name around the world. For example, in Italy rugby league is called Rugby a 13, while rugby union is called Rugby a 15. Here are the names for rugby league in many of the languages of the world.

The names are taken from the Wikipedia page for rugby league in each of these languages. You will notice that many of the names appear to be phonetic spelling of rugby league in the other languages. See a similar list for rugby union.

Name by Language

Language Name for the sport of rugby league
Afrikaans Rugby League
Arabic دوري الرغبي
Asturian Rugby League
Cantonese 聯盟式欖球
Catalan Rugbi a 13
Chinese 聯盟式橄欖球
Czech Rugby league
Danish Rugby League
Dutch Rugby League
English Rugby league
Esperanto Rugbeo 13
Finnish Rugby league
French Rugby à XIII
Galician Rugby league
German Rugby League
Greek Ράγκμπι λιγκ
Hindi रग्बी लीग
Hungarian Ligarögbi
Indonesian Liga rugbi
Italian Rugby a 13
Japanese ラグビーリーグ
Korean 럭비 리그
Luxembourgish Rugby League
Marathi रग्बी लीग
Occitan Rugbi de XIII
Persian راگبی ۱۳ نفره
Polish Rugby league
Portuguese Rugby league
Russian Регбилиг
Scots Rugby league
Scottish Gaelic Rugbaidh lìog
Serbian Рагби лига
Serbo-Croatian Рагби лига
Sinhalese රග්බි ලීගය
Slovak Rugby League
Spanish Rugby league
Swedish Rugby league
Turkish Ragbi ligi
Ukrainian Регбіліг
Venetian Rugby a 13
Welsh Rygbi'r gynghrair
Wu 联盟式橄榄球

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