Soldier

A soldier is a person who is a part of an army.

If people fight in irregular (not normal forces) armies not wearing a uniform, and not part of the official military (fighting group of a nation), they are called partisans if they fight against another nation's army, or terrorists, if they fight civilians.

Partisans and terrorists are less protected by the laws of war than soldiers.

Soldiers can be volunteers or conscripts. A conscript is a person who had been forced to become a soldier and fight.

Soldiers have existed for many years, dating back to ancient times.

Other Languages
العربية: جندي
asturianu: Soldáu
azərbaycanca: Əsgər
تۆرکجه: عسگر
башҡортса: Һалдат
беларуская: Салдат
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Салдат
български: Войник
བོད་ཡིག: དམག་མི།
bosanski: Vojnik
brezhoneg: Soudard
català: Soldat
Cebuano: Sundalo
čeština: Voják
Cymraeg: Milwr
dansk: Soldat
Deitsch: Soldaat
Deutsch: Soldat
eesti: Sõdur
English: Soldier
español: Soldado
Esperanto: Soldato
فارسی: سرباز
Frysk: Soldaat
Gaeilge: Saighdiúir
Gàidhlig: Saighdear
galego: Soldado
한국어: 병사 (군사)
հայերեն: Զինվոր
hrvatski: Vojnik
Ido: Soldato
Bahasa Indonesia: Prajurit
íslenska: Hermaður
italiano: Soldato
עברית: חייל
Basa Jawa: Prajurit
ಕನ್ನಡ: ಸೈನಿಕ
қазақша: Әскер
Kiswahili: Askari
Kreyòl ayisyen: Solda
Latina: Miles
latviešu: Kareivis
lietuvių: Karys
lingála: Sɔdá
magyar: Katona
मराठी: सैनिक
Bahasa Melayu: Askar
монгол: Цэрэг
Nederlands: Soldaat
नेपाली: सैनिक
日本語: 兵士
norsk: Soldat
norsk nynorsk: Soldat
ភាសាខ្មែរ: ទាហាន
Tok Pisin: Solija
polski: Żołnierz
português: Soldado
română: Militar
Runa Simi: Awqaq
русский: Солдат
Scots: Sodger
slovenčina: Vojak
slovenščina: Vojak
کوردی: سەرباز
српски / srpski: Војник
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Vojnik
suomi: Sotilas
svenska: Soldat
Tagalog: Kawal
ไทย: ทหาร
тоҷикӣ: Аскар
Türkçe: Asker
українська: Солдат
Tiếng Việt: Người lính
walon: Sôdård
ייִדיש: סאלדאט
Zazaki: Esker
中文: 士兵