Wrestling in other Languages

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



Name by Language

Language Name for the sport of wrestling
English Wrestling
Portuguese Luta
Persian کشتی (ورزش)
French Lutte
German Ringen
Russian Борьба
Spanish Lucha (deporte)
Marathi कुस्ती
Arabic مصارعة
Polish Zapasy
Japanese レスリング
Italian Lotta
Hindi कुश्ती
Swedish Brottning
Chinese 摔跤
Dutch Worstelen
Hungarian Birkózás
Vietnamese Đấu vật
Thai มวยปล้ำ
Azerbaijani Güləş
Greek Πάλη
Korean 레슬링
Indonesian Gulat
Finnish Paini
Tamil மற்போர்
Czech Zápas
Bulgarian Борба
Estonian Maadlus
Turkish Güreş
Ukrainian Боротьба (спорт)
Croatian Hrvanje
Romanian Lupte
Serbian Рвање
Norwegian Bryting
Armenian Ըմբշամարտ
Albanian Mundja
Slovak Zápasenie (šport)
Bengali কুস্তি
Lithuanian Imtynės
Danish Brydning
Hebrew היאבקות
Catalan Lluita
Malay Gusti
Telugu మల్ల యుద్ధం
Latvian Cīņas sports
Slovene Rokoborba
Tagalog Buno
Kannada ಕುಸ್ತಿ
Afrikaans Stoei
Mongolian Бөх
Swahili Miereka
Eastern Punjabi ਕੁਸ਼ਤੀ
Cantonese 摔角
Malayalam ഗുസ്തി
Sorani Kurdish زۆرانبازی
Fiji Hindi Kusti
Macedonian Борење
Bosnian Hrvanje
Tulu ಕುಸ್ತಿ
Dinka Wït jööt yuït
Galician Loita
Belarusian Барацьба
Lak ЛачӀун уккаву
Turkmen Göreş
Acehnese Gulat
Javanese Gulat
Breton Gouren
Tibetan སྦེ་ག
Maithili कुस्ती
Bavarian Ringa
Norwegian Bryting
Esperanto Luktado
Sinhalese මල්ලව පොර
Mazandarani کشتی (ورزش)
Latin Palaestrica
Karakalpak Gu'res
Sakha Тустуу
Shona Mutsimba
Sanskrit मल्लक्रीडा
Serbo-Croatian Hrvanje
Lezgian Юкьварар
West Frisian Wrakseljen
Occitan Lucha
Tajik Куштӣ (варзиш)
Haitian Lit
Irish Iomrascáil
Western Armenian Ըմբշամարտ
Scots Warstlin
Min Nan Sio-ián
Belarusian Барацьба
Basque Borroka (kirola)
   
   


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