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What are some nicknames for "grandma" and "grandpa" from around the world?

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Names for grandparents range from "Tita" and "Tito" to "Mormor" and "Morfar," depending on the country. In France, a grandchild refers to his grandmother as ���Grand Maman��� and grandfather as ���Grand Papa.��� Russians call their grandmothers by the name ���Babushka,��� while they call their grandfathers by the name ���Dedushka."

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In Spain, a grandmother is ���Tita,��� while a grandfather is ���Tito.��� In Sweden, grandmothers on the maternal side are ���Mormor��� and grandfathers are ���Morfar,��� while paternal grandmothers are ���Farmor��� and paternal grandfathers are ���Farfar.���

In South Africa, grandchildren call their grandmothers by the name ���Ugogo,��� and their grandfathers are ���Ubabamkhulu.��� Serbian grandmothers are ���Baba��� or ���Nana,��� while grandfathers are ���Deda��� or ���Djed.��� In Poland, grandmothers are ���Busia��� and grandfathers are ���Dzia Dzia.���

Chinese who speak Cantonese call paternal grandmothers ���Ngin��� and maternal grandmothers ���PoPo.��� In Mandarin Chinese, the terms for grandmother include ���Zumu��� for paternal grandmothers and ���Wai po��� for maternal grandmothers. Cantonese-speaking Chinese call their paternal grandfathers ���Yeh Yeh��� and their maternal grandfathers ���Gong.��� Mandarin-speaking Chinese call their paternal grandfathers ���Ye Ye��� and their maternal grandfathers ���Wai gong.���

In Japan, grandmothers on both the paternal and maternal sides receive the name ���Obaba��� as an informal name, while ���Obaasan��� or ���Oba chan��� are formal names for grandmothers. The informal word for grandfathers in Japan is ���Sofu,��� while ���Ojiisan��� is the formal term.

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