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"Hedgehog" in other languages

 

Planning to travel sometime soon? Ever wondered what name hedgehogs go by in other lands? Here is a dictionary of words for hedgehog in a variety of languages from around the world:

  • Afrikaans: krimpvarkie

  • Anglo-Saxon: igil or il

  • Arabic: qunfud

  • Bengali: kata chua (spikey mouse)

  • Bulgarian: taralej

  • Chinese: ci-wei (needle animal)

  • Cornish: sort

  • Croatian: jez

  • Czech: jezek

  • Danish: pindsvin

  • Dutch: egel

  • English: hedgehog, hedge-pig, herichun, urchin

  • Finnish: siili

  • French: herisson

  • Gaelic: crainneag

  • German: igel

  • Greek: skandzohoiros

  • Hebrew: kipod

  • Hindi: aik parkar ka jangli chuha ("a spikey sort of mouse")

  • Hungarian: sün, süni, sündisznó

  • Irish: grainneog

  • Korean: kosŭmdochi

  • Italian: riccio

  • Japanese: hejjihoggu or harinezumi

  • Latin: erinaceus

  • Maltese: Qanfud

  • Mandarin Chinese: Cwe

  • Norwegian: piggsvin

  • Persian: kharpusht

  • Polish: jez

  • Portuguese: ourico

  • Punjabi: kanderala ("thorned animal")

  • Romanian: arici

  • Russian: ezh

  • Slovenian: jez.

  • Spanish: erizo

  • Swahili: kalunguyeye

  • Turkish: kirpi

  • Swedish: igelkott

  • Welsh: draenog 

Our many thanks go out to all those who have contributed to this growing list of translations - Bryan

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