libro, livre, libre, leabhar, kirja, iphepha

What do these words have in common?

Hint they are all from different languages which means that no that is not the answer because DIFFERENT.

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    $\begingroup$ May I offer a suggestion to you? This puzzle definitely has the roots of an interesting question, but is probably too direct (which is possibly why it has got some downvotes as well). The first 3 words are quite relatable to anyone who speaks popular European languages (including English). Then its just a matter of extrapolating it onto the last 3 words, and a quick bit of Google searching will easily give them the answer, as it did for me. $\endgroup$ – Phylyp May 10 '18 at 12:51
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    $\begingroup$ What would make this a nicer puzzle would be to follow through with finding words similar to the last three (which are not obvious), find a few more in similarly differentiated languages. Then, instead of framing a puzzle with just these words, it would be nice if you hid these words in some manner (in a maze of letters, a crossword, crossword clues, steganography, etc.), so people have to unravel the words first, and then find the common theme. $\endgroup$ – Phylyp May 10 '18 at 12:51
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    $\begingroup$ Do keep this in mind for your next puzzle, and I'm sure you'll see a nicer response to it, as well as people taking more time to work it out! $\endgroup$ – Phylyp May 10 '18 at 12:51
  • $\begingroup$ Another resource you can use is the sandbox. You can read that link for more info, but in brief, it's a place for you to present a riddle (or an idea), get feedback, improvement tips, etc. before you actually put it out here. $\endgroup$ – Phylyp May 10 '18 at 13:00

They are all the word for

BOOK in different languages

LIBRO - Italian
LIVRE - French
LIBRE - Occitan
KIRJA - Finnish
IPHEPHA - Xhosa (also means paper)

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    $\begingroup$ Yes you are correct $\endgroup$ – user47473 May 10 '18 at 11:03
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    $\begingroup$ @PythonDude29 Please remember to (at least eventually) mark the correct answer as such. (Click the ☑ under the voting buttons.) And Welcome to Puzzling SE! $\endgroup$ – Chowzen May 10 '18 at 11:55
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    $\begingroup$ Livre is not Book in Portuguese, I think you meant French... $\endgroup$ – Gustavo Gabriel May 10 '18 at 12:19
  • $\begingroup$ @GustavoGabriel - many thanks for pointing that out, I've now corrected it. Oddly, the link pointed to a French translation, but I typed Portuguese thanks to a brain fade! $\endgroup$ – Phylyp May 10 '18 at 12:29
  • $\begingroup$ @Chowzen Yes done $\endgroup$ – user47473 May 10 '18 at 12:43

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