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Religion – Uskonto – Finnish Vocabulary

Religion is a topic of great importance for many people. You will find more words concerning the Christian religion compared to other religions in this article. This is due to the fact that I know more about Christianity than about other religions. If you want more words of other religions added, email me a list of them and I’ll make it happen!

Finnish English
Uskonnot Religions
buddhalaisuus Buddhism
buddhalainen Buddhist
evankelisluterilainen Evangelical Lutheran
helluntaiseurakunta Pentecoastal church
hindulaisuus Hinduism
hindu Hindu
islaminusko Islamic religion
muslimi Muslim
katolisuus Catholicism
katolilainen Catholic
katolinen kirkko Catholic Church
kreikkalaiskatolinen Greek Catholic
kristinusko Christianity
kristitty Christian
kungfutselaisuus Confucianism
kveekarit Quakers
luterilaisuus Lutheranism
luterilainen Lutheran
metodismi Methodism
metodisti Methodist
ortodok§si Orthodox
ortodoksinen kirkko Orthodox Church
pakanuus Paganism
protestantismi Protestantism
protestantti Protestant
sikhiläisyys Sikhism
šintolaisuus Shintoism
taolaisuus Taoism/Daoism
yhdistynyt metodistikirkko United Methodist church
wicca Wicca
ahmadiyya Ahmadiyya
bön Bon
candomblé Candomblé
falun gong Falun Gong
jainalaisuus Jainism
jesidit Yazidi
lastikultti cargo cult
mandealaisuus Mandaeism
manikealaisuus Manicharism
mithralaisuus Mithraism
santeria Santería
sekulaari humanismi secular humanism
sunnalaisuus Sunni Islam
tenrikyō Tenrikyo
voodoo West African Vodun
zarathustralaisuus Zoroastrianism
Tilaisuuksia Events
hautajaiset funeral
jumalanpalvelus church service
kaste christening
konfirmaatio confirmation
pyhä ehtoollinen Sacred Holy Communion
rippikoulu confirmation school
vihkiäiset wedding ceremony
Paikkoja Places
hautausmaa cemetery
helvetti hell
kappeli chapel
kirkko church
moskeija mosque
paratiisi paradise
temppeli temple
Finnish English
Ihmisiä People
agnostikko agnostic
arkkipiispa archbishop
ateisti atheist
imam imaami
jumala god
kalifi kaliph
kanttori cantor
kappalainen chaplain
kirkkoherra priest
lukkari parsih clerk
muessin muezzin
mufti mufti
naispappi woman minister
opetuslapsi disciple
paavi pope
pakana heathen
pappi minister
pastori pastor
piispa bishop
profeetta prophet
pyhimys saint
rovasti dean
suntio verger
uskovainen devout
Verbejä Verbs
kastaa to baptize
käydä kirkossa to go to church
palvoa to worhsip
ripittäytyä to confess
rukoilla to pray
saarnata to deliver a sermon
siunata to bless
vastustaa kiusausta to resist temptation
veisata virsiä to sing hymns
Adjektiiveja Adjectives
hurskas pious
pakanallinen pagan
pirullinen satanic
raamatullinen biblical
syntinen sinful
Substantiiveja Nouns
alttari altar
enkeli angel
epäjumala idol
jumalanpilkka blasphemy
kirkkoneuvosto church council
kirkkovaltuusto parish council
kirkollisverotus church taxation
koraani Koran
paasto fasting
piru devil
raamattu Bible
ramadan ramadan
ristiinnaulitseminen crucifixion
rukous prayer
saarna sermon
saarnatuoli pulpit
sielu soul
siunaus blessing
synti sin
uskonnonvapaus freedom of religion
uusi testamentti New Testament
vanha testamentti Old Testament
virsi hymn
ylösnousemus resurrection

Finnish Sayings with Origins from Religion

  • Kullakin on oma ristinsä.
    • Literally: Each one has his own cross.
    • Meaning: We all have our own problems to bear.
  • Kääntää toinen poski.”

    • Literally: Turn the other cheek.
    • Meaning: To accept without retaliating when someone does you wrong.
  • Kävelen kotonani aatamin asussa.”
    • Literally: I walk in my home in Adam’s outfit.
    • Meaning: I walk around stark naked.

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Beth
Beth

I would like to see the Finnish Word for Methodist and also for United Methodist. I did not see those in the list of religions. For I myself, go to a United Methodist church. Thanks.

Inge (admin)
Inge (admin)

Methodism is “metodismi” in Finnish, you are a “metodisti” and United Methodist church is “yhdistynyt metodistikirkko”. Straight translations without much difficulty! Thanks for the request! I added these.

Peter Schweinsberg
Peter Schweinsberg

Zarathustralaisuus – Zoroastrianism
Tenrikyō – Tenrikyo
Cao Đài – Caodaism
Sikhiläisyys – Sikhism
Jainalaisuus – Jainism
Jesidit – Yazidi
Mandealaisuus – Mandaeism
Taolaisuus – Taoism/Daoism
Manikealaisuus – Manichaeism
Sunnalaisuus – Suni Islam
Šiialaisuus – Shia Islam
Ahmadiyya – Ahmadiyya
Santeria – Santería
Candomblé – Candomblé
Voodoo – West African Vodun

Peter Schweinsberg
Peter Schweinsberg

There is a religion in Taiwan called Yiguandao, which is a syncretic form of Taoism, but Wikipedia does not have an article in Finnish about it, so if anyone knows the word for this one, please post it. Thanks!

Peter Schweinsberg
Peter Schweinsberg

Falun Gong – Falun Gong
Bön – Bon
Kungfutselaisuus – Confucianism
Šintolaisuus – Shintoism
Lastikultti – cargo cult
Pakanuus – Paganism
Wicca – Wicca
Kveekarit – Quakers
Mithralaisuus – Mithraism
Sekulaari humanismi – secular humanism

Inge (admin)
Inge (admin)

Thanks, Peter!

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Hi! suunalaisuus Suni Islam: It should be “Sunni”, with two “n”.