Japanese Genealogical Word List

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Family/Household Relationships[edit | edit source]

adopted child 養子 ようし youshi
eldest daughter 長女 ちょうじょ choujo
eldest son 長男 ちょうなん chounan
father ちち chichi
grandchild まご mago
grandfather 祖父 そふ sofu
grandmother 祖母 そぼ sobo
great grandchild 曾孫; 曽孫 そうそん; ひまご; ひいまご souson, himago, or hiimago
great grandfather 曾祖父; 曽祖父 そうそふ; ひいじじ sousofu or hiijiji
great grandmother 曾祖母; 曽祖母 そうそぼ; ひいばば sousobo
great-great grandfather 高祖父 こうそふ kousofu
great-great grandmother 高祖母 こうそぼ kousobo
head of household 戸主 こしゅ koshu
husband おっと otto
mother はは haha
older sister あね ane
previous head of household 前戸主 ぜんこしゅ zenkoshu
stepfather 継父 けいふ keifu
stepmother 継母 けいぼ keibo
wife つま tsuma
younger brother おとうと otouto
younger sister いもうと imouto

Genealogical Documents[edit | edit source]

Buddhist death register 過去帳 かこちょう kakochou
expired family register 除籍 じょせき joseki
family register 戸籍 こせき koseki

Place/Area Terms[edit | edit source]

city shi
house number 番地 ばんち banchi
metropolitan prefecture to
permanent domicile 本籍地 ほんせきち honsekichi
prefecture けん ken
province 国; 國 くに kuni
town まち; ちょう machi or chou
village むら; そん mura or son
ward ku