Q.1094: What is paper called in different languages?

Ans. Source www.dictionary.com and Google Translate

Language Written as Pronounced as
English Paper  
Afrikaans, Dutch, French, German, Polish, Slovak Papier  
Albanian Letër  
Arabic ورقة Waraq
Armenian թուղթ t'ught'
Azerbaijani kağiz  
Basque,  Catalan, Cebuano, Georgian, Zulu Paper  
Belarusian Папера  
Bengali কাগজ Kāgaja
Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Norwegian, Ukraine Papir  
Bulgarian хартия khartiya
Burmese   hcakkuu
Catalan Llibre  
Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Hungarian, Norwegian, Ukraine Papir  
Estonian Paber  
Filipino, Galician, Portuguese, Spanish Papel  
Finnish Paperi  
Galician Libro  
Greek χαρτί charti
Gujarati પેપર Pēpara
Haitian Papye  
Hebrew נייר Neyar
Hindi, Nepali काग़ज़ kagaz
Indonesian, Malay, Kertas  
Irish Páipéar  
Italian carta  
Japanese kami
Korean 종이 jong-i
Latvian Papīrs  
Lithuanian Popierius  
Malayalam കടലാസ് kaṭalās
Persian مقاله  
Romanian Hârtie  
Russian Бумага bumaga
Sanskrit कागदम् kaagadamh
Serbian Папир papir
Sinhala කඩදාසි kaḍadaāsai
Swedish Papper  
Tamil காகிதம் Kākitam
Telgu పేపర్ Pēpar
Thai กระดาษ Kradās̄ʹ
Turkish Kağıt  
Ukrainian Папір papir
Urdu کاغذ  
Vietnamese Giấy  
Yiddish פּאַפּיר  

Related Question

Q. Where does the term paper come from?

The term paper comes from the Latin word papyrus, which in turn comes from Greek.

Throughout history, mankind has used different materials as writing surfaces. First to be used were stone, wood, metals or clay. Later, more suitable materials were found, such as papyrus and parchment and finally paper. 

The Egyptians obtained papyrus from the stem of the papyrus, an aquatic plant that grows on the banks of the Nile. It was produced by cutting long thin strips, which were then formed into a sheet that was pressed and pounded with a mallet to give it uniform thickness.

Papyrus ceased to be used after the Arab invasion, which hampered goods flows between East and West and following the arrival of its competitor, parchment. Made from skinned animal hide, stretched, marinated in lime and glossed, parchment was widely used in the Middle Ages. The word ‘parchment’ is derived from the ancient city of Pergamon in Asia Minor, where highly treasured scrolls were produced.

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