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How Cats Say Meow In Different Languages

A definitive A-Z guide to meow beyond Japanese “nyān”. Want to know how cats say meow in other languages? Take a look at the table below.

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Language differences:

MeowLanguage
Muwaa’ (مٌواء)Arabic
MeoVietnamese
MeongIndonesian
MeowEnglish
MiaouFrench
MiauBelarusian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Finnish, German, Ido, Interlingua, Lithuanian, Malay, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish
MiauwDutch
Miao (喵)Mandarin Chinese
MiaoItalian
MiyavTurkish
MiavDanish
MjauNorwegian and Swedish
Mao (ম্যাঁও (myām̥ō))Bengali
MeogreKyrgyz
MiaŭEsperanto
NgiyawFilipino
Miyāʾūṉ (میاؤں)Urdu
MjáIcelandic
MňauSlovak, Czech
NgeungKapampangan
NjäuEstonian
NauLatvian
NyavUkrainian
Mi’auLojban
Niaou (νιάου)Greek
Nyān (にゃーん)Japanese
Ya-ong (야옹)Korean
Myau (מיאו)Hebrew
Myau (מיאַו)Yiddish
Mjau (мјау)Serbian
Miáú (miau) or nyaúHungarian
Myau (мяу)Russian
MiawMalay
MijavSlovene

Via Wikipedia.

Did you know that cats meow to people, but not to other cats?

Meowing is not part of natural cat language — it was developed almost exclusively for humans!

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