Barefooting
Around the World


Barefooting is enjoyed around the world. To emphasize this international bond among our members, one SBL member has collected the following words that mean "barefoot" or "bare feet" in various languages around the world.

We have correlated each language with the countries in which that language is spoken, and added a link to the corresponding Members page if we have members there who are willing to be listed on the website. In a few cases, we've also located national barefooter websites for the corresponding countries.

If you have any additional languages, websites or corrections, please forward them to the webmaster.


Afrikaans kaalvoet SBL members in South Africa
Arabic arin kadmayn
haafi (Egyptian coll.)
SBL members in Israel
SBL members in Egypt
Catalan descalç (adj m)
descalça (adj f)
SBL members in France
SBL members in Italy
SBL members in Spain
Celtic SBL members in Ireland
SBL members in Northern Ireland
SBL members in Scotland
Chinese
(Mandarin)
zhi jiao * Outdoor Barefooting Club of China
SBL members in China
SBL members in Taiwan
Croatian bos SBL members in Croatia
Czech bosonohı SBL members in Czech Republic
Danish barfodet * Danish Barefooters
SBL members in Denmark
Dutch blootsvoets SBL members in Belgium
* Netherlands Barefooters Forum
SBL members in Netherlands
Estonian SBL members in Estonia
Finnish paljasjalkainen SBL members in Finland
French aux pieds nus (adj)
nu-pieds (adv)
SBL members in Belgium
SBL members in Canada
SBL members in France
SBL members in Switzerland
German barfuss SBL members in Austria
SBL members in Germany
SBL members in Switzerland
Greek Ξιπολιτος
(pronounced xee-polee-tos)
SBL members in Greece
Hawaiian kama'a 'ole SBL members in Hawaii
Hebrew yakhef (adj m)
yekhefa (adj f)
SBL members in Israel
Hindi nungay payhr SBL members in Pakistan
SBL members in India
or Urdu
Hungarian mezitláb SBL members in Ukraine
Icelandic berfættur
Indonesian kaki telanjang
kaki ayam
("chicken foot")
SBL members in Malaysia
Italian scalzo (m)
scalza (f)
* Vivere Scalzo
* il Club dei NatiScalzi
SBL members in Italy
SBL members in Switzerland
Japanese hadashi SBL members in Japan
Kurdish pepati
Maltese skalz
hafi
Norwegian barfot
barbeint
* Norwegian Barefoot Website
SBL members in Norway
Polish bosy * Polish Barefoot Blog
SBL members in Poland
Portugese descalço * Portugese Barefooters
SBL members in Portugal
SBL members in Brazil
Roumanian desculţ SBL members in Roumania
Russian bosoi (adj)
bosikom (adv)
* Barefooting FAQ in Russian
* Russian Barefooters Forum
SBL members in Russia
Serbian bos
Spanish descalzo (adj m)
descalza (adj f)
patipelado (colloquial)
SBL members in Chile
SBL members in Colombia
SBL members in Guatemala
SBL members in Mexico
SBL members in Spain
SBL members in Venezuela
Swedish barfota * Swedish Barefooters Forum
SBL members in Sweden
Tagalog nakapaa SBL members in Philippines
Turkish yalınayak
Ukrainian bosoniz SBL members in Ukraine
Welsh troednoeth SBL members in Wales