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Family Members and Relationships in Arabic

Grandmother and Grandfather Holding Child on Their Lap

The post details the Arabic names for family members. “Usrah” (أسرة) refers to the small family (parents and children), while “‘Ailah” (عائلة) denotes the extended family but can be used for both. A spectrum of family terms is given, covering basic relationships like parents (Wālid/Wālidah) and children (Atfāl), to specifics like niece (Ibnatu Al-Akh/Ukht), fiance (Khatīb), and in-laws (Ḥamw, Ḥamāh, Nassīb, Nassībah).

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