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Lesson 37: Extended family

As you can see below, Turkish has different words for paternal and maternal uncles and aunts, and also has specific words for referring to your maternal grandparents.

Paternal means from your father's side, and maternal means from your mother's side.

The words büyükbaba, dede and büyükanne can be used both for your paternal and your maternal grandparents.

grandfather büyükbaba / dede
grandmother büyükanne
paternal grandmother babaanne
maternal grandmother anneanne
paternal uncle amca
paternal aunt hala
maternal uncle dayı
maternal aunt teyze
cousin kuzen
nephew, niece yeğen
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