Template:Chess names

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This is a template showing the names for Chess/King/Queen/Rook/Bishop/Knight/Pawn/Check/and Mate in many languages. The main sources for this are Wikipedia articles in many languages. Also there is much information from this website.

Language King Queen Rook Bishop Knight Pawn Chess Check Checkmate
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Afrikaans K Koning D Dame (lady) T Toring (tower) L Loper (runner) R Ruiter (rider) (P) Pion Skaak Skaak Skaakmat
Albanian M Mbreti Msh Mbretëresha (queen) Ku Kulla (tower) O Oficeri (officer) Ka Kali (horse) (U) Ushtari (soldier) Shahu Shah Shah mat
Arabic م مَلِك
malik : king
و وزير
wazïr : vizier
ر رخ/طابية
rukhkh / ṭābiya : fortress/castle
ف فيل
fīl : elephant
ح حصان
ħiṣān : horse
ب بيدق/عسكري
baidaq : pawn / `askarī : soldier
شطرنج
shaṭranj
كِش مَلِك
kish malik
كِش مات
kish māt
Armenian Ա
Արքա
A Ark῾a
Թ
Թագուհի
T T῾agowhi
Ն
Նավակ
N Navak
Փ
Փիղ
P P῾ił
Ձ
Ձի
Dz Ji
Զ
Զինվոր
Z Zinvor
Շախմատ (Ճատրակ)
Šaxmat (Čatrak)
Շախ
Šax
Մատ
Mat
Basque E Erregea D Dama G Gaztelua A Alfila Z Zaldula (P) Peoia Xake Xake Xake mate
Belarusian К кароль Вз візыр Лд ладзьдзя А афіцэр В вершнік (Л) латнік Шахматы Шах Мат
Bengali R রাজা
Raja
M মন্ত্রী
Montri
N নৌকা
Nouka
H গজ/হাতি
Goj/Hati
G ঘোড়া
Ghora
B বোড়া/সৈন্য/পেয়াদা
Bora/Sainya/Peyada
দাবা (daba) কিস্তি
kisti
কিস্তিমাৎ
kistimat
Bulgarian Ц цар (king) Д дама (lady) Т топ (cannon) О офицер (officer) К кон (horse) (П) пешка Шахмат/Шах Шах (Шах и) мат
Catalan R rei D dama/reina (lady/queen) T torre (tower) A alfil C cavall (horse) (P) peó Escacs Escac/Xec Escac i mat
Chinese K
(Wáng, king)
Q
(Hòu, queen)
R
(, chariot)
B
(Xiàng, elephant)
N
(, horse)
(P)
(Bīng, soldier)
國際象棋
(Guójì Xiàngqí)
將軍
(Jiāngjūn, general)
將死
(Jiāngsǐ, checkmate)
Czech K král (king) D dáma (lady) V věž (tower) S střelec (shooter) J jezdec (rider) (P) pěšec (foot soldier) Šachy Šach Mat
Danish K konge (king) D dronning (queen) T tårn (tower) L løber (runner) S springer (jumper) (B) bonde (peasant) Skak Skak Skakmat
Dutch K koning (king) D dame/koningin (lady/queen) T toren/kasteel (tower/castle) L loper/raadsheer (runner/counsellor) P paard (horse) (pi) pion Schaken Schaak Mat/Schaakmat
English K king Q queen R rook B bishop N/Kt knight (P) pawn Chess Check Checkmate
Esperanto R reĝo (king) D damo (lady) T turo (tower) K kuriero (courier) Ĉ ĉevalo (horse) (P) peono Ŝako Ŝak Ŝakmato
Estonian K kuningas (king) L lipp V vanker O oda R ratsu (E) ettur Male Tuli Matt
Finnish K kuningas (king) D daami/kuningatar (lady/queen) T torni (tower) L lähetti (messenger) R ratsu (horse) (S) sotilas (soldier) Shakki Shakki Matti/Shakkimatti
French R roi (king) D dame (lady) T tour (tower) F fou (jester) C cavalier (rider) (P) pion Échecs Échec Échec et mat
Georgian
მეფე
(Mep'e)

ლაზიერი
(Lazieri)

ეტლი
(Etli)

კუ
(Ku)

მხედარი
(Mkhedari)

პაიკი
(Paiki)
ჭადრაკი (Čadraki) ქიში
K'ishi
შამათი
Shamat'i
German K König (king) D Dame (lady) T Turm (tower) L Läufer (runner) S Springer/Pferd (jumper/horse) (B) Bauer (peasant) Schach Schach Matt/Schachmatt
Greek Ρ βασιλιάς Β βασίλισσα Π πύργος Α αξιωματικός Ι ίππος (Σ) πιόνι Σκάκι Σαχ Mάτ
Hebrew מ מלך מה מלכה צ צריח ר רץ פ פרש רגלי שחמט שח מט
Hindi R राजा
rājā (king)
V वज़ीर
vazīr (vizir)
H हाथी
hāthī (elephant)
O ऊँट
ūṁṭ (camel)
G घोड़ा
ghoṛā (horse)
(P) प्यादा
pyādā (infantryman)
शतरंज
Shatranj
शाह
shāh
शाहमात
shāhmāt
Hungarian K király (king) V vezér/királynõ (commander/queen) B bástya (bastion) F futó (runner) H huszár/ló (hussar/horse) (Gy) gyalog/paraszt (footman/peasant) Sakk Sakk Matt
Icelandic K kóngur (king) D drottning (queen) H hrókur B biskup (bishop) R riddari (knight) (P) peð Skák Skák Skák og mát
Indonesian R raja (king) M menteri (minister/vizier) B benteng (castle/fortress) G gajah (elephant) K kuda (horse) (P) pion Catur Skak Skak mati
Irish R rí (king) B banríon (queen) C caiseal (bulwark) E easpag (bishop) D ridire (knight) (F) fichillín/ceithearnach Ficheall Sáinn Marbhsháinn
Italian R re (king) D donna (lady) T torre (tower) A alfiere C cavallo (horse) (P) pedone Scacchi Scacco Scacco matto
Japanese K キング (kingu) Q クイーン (kuīn) R ルーク (rūku) B ビショップ (bishoppu) N ナイト (naito) (P) ポーン (pōn) チェス (chesu) 王手/
チェック (chekku)
詰み/
チェックメイト (chekkumeito)
Korean K 킹 (king) Q 퀸 (kwin) R 룩 (rug) B 비숍 (bi syob) N 나이트 (na i teu) (P) 폰 (pon) 체스 (ce seu) 체크 (ce keu) 체크메이트 (ce keu me i teu)
Latin R rex G regina T turris E episcopus Q eques (P) pedes Scacci Scaccus Mattus
Latvian K karalis D dāma T tornis L laidnis Z zirgs (B) bandinieks Šahs Šahs Šahs un mats
Lithuanian K karalius V valdovė B bokštas R rikis Ž žirgas (P) pėstininkas Šachmatai Šach Matas
Luxembourgish K kinnek D damm T tuerm (tower) L leefer (runner) P päerd (horse) (B) bauer (farmer) Schach Schach Schachmatt
Malayalam K രാജാവ്
rajavu
Q മന്ത്രി
manthri
R തേര്
theru
B ആന
anaa
N/Kt കുതിര
kuthira
(P) കാലാള്‍/പടയാളി
kalal / padayali
ചതുരംഗം
chathurangam
ചെക്ക്
check
ചെക്ക് മേറ്റ്
check mate
Marathi R राजा
rājā
V वज़ीर
vajīr
H हत्ती
hātti
O उंट
Uant
G घोड़ा
ghoda
(P) प्यादे
pyāde
बुद्धिबळ
buddhibal
शह
shāh
शहमात
shāhmāt
Mongolian Н ноён (lord) Б бэрс (ferz) т тэрэг (chariot) Т тэмээ (camel) М морь (rider) (Х) хүү (paige) Шатар шаг, дуг, цод мад
Norwegian K konge D dronning T tårn L løper S springer (B) bonde Sjakk Sjakk Sjakkmatt
Persian ش شاه و وزیر ق/ر قلعه/رخ ف فیل ا اسب س سرباز شطرنج کیش مات
Polish K król H hetman W wieża G goniec S skoczek (P) pion szachy szach mat (szach-mat / szach i mat)
Portuguese R rei (king) D dama/rainha (lady/queen) T torre (tower) B bispo (bishop) C cavalo (horse) (P) peão Xadrez Xeque Xeque-mate
Romanian R rege D regină T turn N nebun C cal (P) pion Şah Şah Mat
Russian Кр король (king)
Kr korol'
Ф ферзь/королева (from Persian vizier/queen)
F ferz'/koroléva
Л ладья/тура (boat/siege tower)
L ladʹjá/turá
С слон/офицер (elephant/officer)
S slon/oficér
К конь (horse)
K kon'
(П) пешка
P péška
шахматы
šáxmaty
шах
šax
мат
mat
Serbo-Croatian К/K краљ / kralj Д/D краљицa / kraljica Т/T топ / top Л/L ловац / lovac С/ коњ / konj (П) пjешак / pješak Шах / Šah Шах / Šah Мат / Mat
Northern Sotho К Kgoši Kg Kgošigadi N Ntlosebô/Moshate Mp Mopišopo M Mogale S Seitšhireletšo Chess Check Checkmate
Sicilian R re D riggina T turru A alferu S scecchu (P) pidinu Scacchi
Slovak K kráľ D dáma V veža S strelec J jazdec (P) pešiak Šach Šach Mat/Šachmat
Slovene K kralj D dama T trdnjava L lovec S skakač (P) kmet Šah Šah Mat/Šahmat
Spanish R rey (king) D dama/reina (lady/queen) T torre (tower) A alfil (elephant, in Arabic) C caballo (horse) (P) peón Ajedrez Jaque Jaque mate
Swedish K kung D dam/drottning (lady/queen) T torn (tower) L löpare (runner) S springare/häst (horse) (B) bonde (peasant) Schack Schack Schack matt
Tamil K அரசன்
arasaṉ
Q அரசி
arasi
R கோட்டை
kōṭṭai
B அமைச்சர் / மந்திரி
amaicchar / manthiri
N/Kt குதிரை
kuthirai
(P) காலாள் / சிப்பாய்
kālāḷ / cippāy
சதுரங்கம்
sathurankam
முற்றுகை
muṟṟukai
இறுதி முற்றுகை
iṟuti muṟṟukai
Telugu రాజు
rāju
మంత్రి
maṃtri
ఏనుగు
ēnugu
శకటు
śakaţu
గుర్రం
gurraṃ
బంటు
baṃţu
చదరంగం
cadaraṃgaṃ
దాడి
dāḍi
కట్టు
kaţţu
Thai ขุน
(khun, king)
เม็ด (ตรี/มนตรี)
(met (trī/montrī), counselor)
เรือ
(reūa, ship)
โคน
(khōn, elephant)
ม้า
(, horse)
(บ) เบี้ย
(bīa, menial)
หมากรุก
(mākruk)
รุก
(ruk, invade)
จน
(jon, checkmate)
Turkish Ş/K şah/kral V vezir K kale F fil A at (P) er/piyon Satranç Şah Mat
Ukrainian король Ф ферзь T тура C слон K кінь (П) пішак Шахи Шах Мат
Urdu بادشاہ
bādshāh
وزیر
vazīr
رخ
rukh
فيلہ
fiyalah
گھوڑا
ghōṛā
پیادہ
pyādah
شطرنج
šaṭranj
شہ
sheh
شہمات
shehmāt
Vietnamese V Vua H Hậu X Xe T Tượng M _ Tốt Cờ vua Chiếu Chiếu bí/Chiếu hết
Welsh T teyrn/brenin B brenhines C castell E esgob M marchog (G) gwerinwr Gwyddbwyll Siach Siachmat
  • Note: Chinese 國際象棋 means "international chess".