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A BASIC guide to common words and phrases commonly found on Tombstones,

translated from languages likely to be encountered while researching in Pennsylvania.

Anyone who can contribute translations into additional languages,

or have additional phrases to be included, should contact


Ellis Michaels



English Albanian
January janar
February shkurt
March mars
April prill
May maj
June qershor
July korrik
August gusht
September shtator
October tetor
November nėntor
December dhjetor
age moshė
week javė
day ditė
month muaj
year vit
born lind
died 1] vdes  2] ngordh
Sunday e diel
Monday e hėnė
Tuesday e martė
Wednesday e mėrkurė
Thursday e enjte
Friday e premte
Saturday e shtunė
father atė
mother nėnė
husband burrė
wife grua
son bir
daughter 1] vajzė  2] bijė
brother vėlla
sister motėr
grandfather gjysh
grandmother gjyshe
uncle 1] dajė  2] dajko
aunt 1] teze  2] teto
marriage martesė
here rests  
rest gently  
rest in peace  


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This page was updated 27 Apr 2011 and is maintained by Ellis Michaels


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