"Aben" means "the monkey" and "the ape". In Swedish, "apa" is both "monkey" and "ape". In German, "affe" is "monkey" and "ape", In French, "singe" is "monkey" and "ape". In Italian, "scimmia" is "monkey" and "ape".
When I studied biology, my English-speaking teacher insisted that monkeys were not apes and apes were not monkeys but modern cladistics says that all apes are monkeys but not all monkeys are apes, just as all tortoises are turtles but only some turtles are tortoises and all owls are birds but only some birds are owls.
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