Glycine max (Common names)

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Names in common use


  • English: soya bean (UK); soybean (USA)
  • German: Sojabohne
  • Dutch: soja
  • Swedish: soja, sojaböna
  • Danish: soja, sojabønne
  • Norwegian: soyabønne
  • Icelandic: sojabaun


  • French: soja1; soya
  • Italian: soia, soja
  • Spanish: soja1, soya
  • Catalan: soia, soja1
  • Portuguese: soja
  • Romanian: soia


  • Russian: соя - soja
  • Polish: soja
  • Czech: sója
  • Slovak: sója
  • Bulgarian: соя - soja
  • Croatian: soja
  • Serb: соја
  • Slovenian: soja
  • Macedonian: соја - soja


  • Latvian: soja
  • Lithuanian: gauruotoji soja, soja
  • Albanian: sojë
  • Greek: σόγια; σοΐα, σοΰα - soya, soïa
  • Turkish: soya
  • Maltese:
  • Hungarian: szójabab
  • Finnish: soijapapu
  • Estonian: sojauba, soja

Sources and commentaries

(1) The French name was borrowed from Dutch as a written word, and is pronounced [soʒa].For the same reasons, soja is pronounced [soʒa] in Catalan and [soxa] in Spanich.