Multilingual Mini-Glossaries


Words are the most priceless trick of our trade: but words alone do not make the trick! It’s the context, the framework, the concept, and the meaning you create with the effective combination of the words you use to transfer that meaning that make the trick!

Below are some resources for you to grow your “arsenal of words” and learn more about specific terminology.

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Medical terminology in multiple languages:
To find health information in languages other than English, click

Healthy Roads Media provides health information in many languages and multiple formats (printout, audio, web-video, iPod video) at

Health information translations into multiple languages are available at:

This Australian site has health information in multiple languages (keep in mind that the English language in Australia is different than the U.S. English, yet the site is helpful for practicing non-English terminology):

Alternative Medicine
Here is a website that can be useful to you as you research or inquire about non-western health practices:

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Postpartum Beliefs and Practices Among Non-Western Cultures

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Cross Cultural Medicine

Cross Cultural Health Resource Guide

Non-Western Medical Systems

What is Complementary and Alternative Medicine?