The most popular alternative name for the accordion is the squeezebox. Additional names for the accordion include concertina, button box and lootspill. Worldwide, there over 50 alternative names for the accordion.
In South Africa, the accordion is referred to as the squashbox while in the Netherlands, the accordion is referred to as the monika, which is short for harmonika or trekharmonika. In Russia, the common name for the accordion is the garmonik or garmonika, and Australian accordions are called mello-pianos. In Sweden, the accordion is called the dragspel or dragspil and the Irish refer to the accordion as the bosca ceol, or music box.