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Naggobot
April 20th, 2010, 06:19 PM
As some of you may know Salla is a municipality in Finland, also it is a hill and a common female name. I ran in to this You tube video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjrjVfcoMdo). Now for personal reasons I would like to inquire from the community what meanings does "salla" have in your native lanqeuge/area?

Thank you for your replies.

nikhilbhardwaj
April 20th, 2010, 06:42 PM
in hindi it means
brother in law

agnes
April 21st, 2010, 01:51 AM
Nothing in Dutch and also nothing in German and French and English...
as far as Babylon's extensive dictionaries are concerned.
It sounds like it means something in Middle-Eastern languages.
I like the female name, though.
Sometime ago I wanted to migrate to Finland, but Finnish seems, well, hard, istahtaisinkohan = "I wonder if I should sit down for a while"... oh my :D

chriskin
April 21st, 2010, 02:00 AM
Nothing in Dutch and also nothing in German and French and English...
as far as Babylon's extensive dictionaries are concerned.
It sounds like it means something in Middle-Eastern languages.
I like the female name, though.
Sometime ago I wanted to migrate to Finland, but Finnish seems, well, hard, istahtaisinkohan = "I wonder if I should sit down for a while"... oh my :D

finnish isn't all that hard, i've taken classes for a year and i can communicate a little
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now, back to topic
salla can be translated to "parlor" from greek (σάλα)
probably not the one you are searching for (if you are actually searching for something specific) but i am too bored to find my headphones and check the video, sorry :)

oedipuss
April 21st, 2010, 07:06 AM
With the accent on the first syllable it's something close to 'living room' in greek, though kind of retro as a word. It implies that the person using it is of a certain age.
Comes from french salle I guess.

ubuntuman001
April 21st, 2010, 07:42 AM
A hot Finish girl.

No but really the closest thing is a 'sala' which means a living room or some variation of that (in spanish).

Naggobot
April 21st, 2010, 09:20 PM
Awesome :)

Thank you for each and every one of you who have replied so far. This is turning out quite an interesting exercise.

Now I would like to encourage also those from outside of "continetal" Europe to supply answers. Do not be afraid if you feel that it might hurt my feelings, won't happen since I am not the


A hot Finish girl.

named Salla

Best Regards to every one.

Naggobot
April 23rd, 2010, 05:21 AM
I give this one bump to see if there are any more forth coming.

..Bump...

Khakilang
April 23rd, 2010, 05:39 AM
In Malay there is a word that spell "salah" means wrong but it does sound alike salla.

lisati
April 23rd, 2010, 05:52 AM
In Malay there is a word that spell "salah" means wrong but it does sound alike salla.

There is a similar word, "sala", in Samoan, which can refer to wrong, and which can also be used as a name.

Irihapeti
April 23rd, 2010, 05:59 AM
I found this (http://www.yawiktionary.com/p/1148343439269.html).

Baluchi: sala = peace (no war)

mcduck
April 23rd, 2010, 07:57 AM
As some of you may know Salla is a municipality in Finland, also it is a hill and a common female name. I ran in to this You tube video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjrjVfcoMdo). Now for personal reasons I would like to inquire from the community what meanings does "salla" have in your native lanqeuge/area?

Thank you for your replies.

In case you weren't aware, "salla" actually comes from sami language word that means "groove" or "gap" ("saalla"). The name of the Salla fell comes from the three grooves on the fell's side, visible even from long distances. The municipality of course got it's name from the fell, but please don't ask me to explain the female name... :D