Translations of “fax” and “fax machine”

Fax is an interesting word in the world of translation.

As it was introduced into language in the 1950s, it is a relatively young word, yet one that was quickly replicated across languages and cultures.

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List of translations of the words “fax” and “fax machine”

LanguageRegions SpokenFaxFax (local script)Fax MachineFax Machine (local script)
AfrikkansSouth Africafaksfax masjien
AlbanianAlbaniafaksfax machine
AmharicEthiopiafakisiፋክስyefakisi mashiniየፋክስ ማሽን
ArabicNorthern Africa & Middle Eastfaxجهاز لإرسال وإستقبال الرسائلjihaz fakisجهاز فاكس
ArmenianArmeniafaxֆաքսfak’s mek’yenaֆաքս մեքենա
AzerbaijaniAzerbaijanfaksfaks maşın
BasqueNorthern Spain & Southern Francefaxfax makina
BelarusianBelarusfaksфаксfaksфакс
BengaliIndia & BangladeshPhyāksaফ্যাক্সPhyāksa mēśinaফ্যাক্স মেশিন
BosnianBosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, and Kosovofaksfaksuređaj
BulgarianBulgariafaksфаксfaks aparatфакс апарат
CatalanNorth Eastern Spain & Andorrafaxmàquina de fax
CebuanoSoutheastern Philippinesfaxfax machine
ChichewaMalawi, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambiquefaxmakina fax
Chinese SimplifiedChinaChuánzhēn传真Chuánzhēn jī传真机
Chinese TraditionalHong Kong & TaiwanChuánzhēn傳真Chuánzhēn jī傳真機
CorsicanCorsica & Sardiniafassumachine à qualunque ufficiale
CroatianCroatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, & Serbiafaksfaks uređaj
CzechCzech Republicfaxfax
DanishDenmarkfaxfaxmaskine
DutchNetherlandsfaxfaxapparaat
EsparantoConstructed language - no regiontelefaksilofaksilo
EstonianEstoniafaksfaksiaparaat
FillipinoPhilippinesfaxfax machine
FinnishFinlandfaksifaksiin
FrenchFrance, Canada, Western and Central Africafaxtélécopieur
FrisianNetherlands and Germanyfaxfax machine
GalacianNorthwestern SpainFaxmáquina de fax
GeorgianGeorgiap’ak’siფაქსიp’ak’siფაქსი
GermanGermany, Austria, & SwitzerlandFaxTelefaxgerät
GreekGreecefaxφαξsyskeví faxσυσκευή φαξ
GujaratiWestern IndiaPhēksaફેક્સPhēksa maśīnaફેક્સ મશીન
Hatian CreoleHaitifaksfaks machin
HausaNigeria and surrounding countriesfaxfax inji
HawiianHawaiifaxfax mīkini
HebrewIsraelפקסמכשיר פקס
HindiIndiaphaiksफैक्सphaiks masheenफैक्स मशीन
HmongChina, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, & Thailandfaxfax tshuab
HungarianHungaryfaxfax
IcelandicIcelandFaxFax vél
IgboNigeriafaxfax igwe
IndonesianIndoensiafaxmesin fax
IrishIrelandfacsmeaisín facs
ItalianItalyfaxfax
JapaneseJapanFakkusuファックスFakkusuファックス
JavaneseIndoensiafaxmesin fax
KannadaSouthern IndiaPhyāksಫ್ಯಾಕ್ಸ್Phyāks yantraಫ್ಯಾಕ್ಸ್ ಯಂತ್ರ
KazakhKazakhstanfaksфаксfaks maşïnasıфакс машинасы
KhmerCambodiatoursarទូរសារmeasain toursar
KoreanSouth & North Koreapaegseu팩스paegseu팩스
KurdishIraq, Iran, & Turkeyfaxmachine fax
KyrgyzKyrgyzstanTelТелTel maşinaТел машина
LaoLaosfaxkheuongothlasanເຄື່ອງໂທລະສານ
LatinNo region - Dead classical languagefaxfax apparatus
LatvianLatviafakssfaksa aparāts
LithuanianLithuaniafaksasfakso aparatas
LuxembourgishLuxembourgFaxFax Maschinn
MacedonianMacedoniafaksфаксfaks mašinaфакс машина
MalagasyMadagascarFaxFax milina
MalayMalaysiafaxmesin fax
MalayalamSouthern Indiaphāksഫാക്സ്phāks meṣīnഫാക്സ് മെഷീൻ
MalteseMaltafaksmagna tal-faks
MaoriNew Zealandwaea whakaahuamīhini waea whakaahua
MarathiWestern IndiaPhĕksaफॅक्सPhĕksa maśīnaफॅक्स मशीन
MongolianMongoliafaksфаксfaksyn mashinфаксын машин
Myanmar (Burmese)Myanmarhpaatitဖက်စ်hpaatit hcaatဖက်စ်စက်
NepaliNepalPhyāksaफ्याक्सPhyāksa mēsinaफ्याक्स मेसिन
NorwegianNorwayfaksfaksmaskin
PashtoAfghanistan & Pakistanفکسفکس ماشین
Persian (Farsi)Iran, Afghanista, & Tajikistanفکسدستگاه فکس
PolishPolandfaksfax
PortugesePortugal, Brazil, Angola, & Mozambiquefaxmáquina de fax
PunjabiIndia & PakistanPhaikasaਫੈਕਸPhaikasa maśīnaਫੈਕਸ ਮਸ਼ੀਨ
RomanianRomaniafaxaparat fax
RussianRussia, Kazakhstan, & Belarusfaksфаксfaksфакс
SamoanSamoafesimasini fesi
Scots GaelicScotlandfacsfacs inneal
SerbianSerbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovofaksфаксfaks mašinaфакс машина
SesothoSouth Africa, Lesothofeksemochini fekse
ShonaZimbabweFaxFax machines
SindhiPakistan & Indiaفيڪسفيڪس مشين
SinhalaSri Lankafæksෆැක්ස්fæks yantrayaෆැක්ස් යන්ත්රය
SlovakSlovakiafaxfax
SlovenianSloveniafaksfaks
SomaliSomalia, Ethiopia, & Kenyafaxmishiinka fax
SpanishSpain, South America, & Equatorial Guineafaxmáquina de fax
SudaneseSudan, South Sudanfaxmesin fax
SwaihiliEast Africafaxmashine ya faksi
SwedishSwedenfaxfaxmaskin
TajikTajikistanfaksфаксmoşini faksмошини факс
TamilSouthern India & Sri LankaTolainakalதொலைநகல்Tolainakal iyantiramதொலைநகல் இயந்திரம்
TeluguSoutheastern IndiaPhyāksఫ్యాక్స్Phyāks meṣinఫ్యాక్స్ మెషిన్
ThaiThailand Thors̄ārโทรสารKherụ̄̀xng thors̄ārเครื่องโทรสาร
TurkishTurkeyfaksfaks makinesi
UkranianUkrainefaksфаксfaksфакс
UrduIndiaفیکسفیکس مشین
UzbekUzbekistanFaksFaks mashinasi
VietnameseVietnamfaxmáy fax
WelshWalesffacspeiriant ffacs
XhosaSouth Africafaxkumatshini wefeksi
YiddishNo regionfaxfax mashinfax מאַשין
YorubaNigeriaFaksiFaksi ẹrọ
ZuluSouth Africaifeksinomshini we-fax