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Learn to say "squirrel" in almost 300 different languages!
(Note: *= Artificial Language)
Additional note: Notice that some languages may have more than one word for squirrel; because they apply a different word for a different type of squirrel.
Language:Word for "squirrel"Possible route meaning:Species applied to this word:
Afrikaans:eekoring, eekhorinkie-Red bush squirrel
Ainu:akkamui-Eurasian Red Squirrel, Eurasian Flying Squirrel
Aklanon:skiddil-Phillipine Squirrel
Alabama: iplo-Eastern Gray Squirrel
Albanian:ketor-Eurasian Red Squirrel
Aleut:uulngiix^-Arctic Ground Squirrel
Alleghany:ahgwingwoos--
Andrandr: *eckorrel-Eastern Gray Squirrel
Anishinaabe:agongos--
Apache:na'iltso'-Tassel-eared Squirrel, Arizona Gray Squirrel
Arabic: sangab, alsenjaab-Persian Squirrel, Barbary Ground Squirrel
Arapahoe:eenahnunnee--
Armenian:skyurr-Eurasian Red Squirrel
Atakapa: paktsa'kc-Eastern Gray Squirrel
Azerbaijani:sinjab, sancap, dele-Persian squirrel
Azeri:sincab-Persian squirrel
Balinese: tupai, bajingan- Prevost squirrel
Bantu-Botatwe: sikaale - bush squirrel
Basque: urtxintxa, katagorri"Walnut Otter"Eurasian Red Squirrel
Belorussianvaverka-Eurasian Red squirrel
Bena: kimusese-Bush Squirrel
Bengali: kAtHbIraI"Cat in a Tree"Asian Giant Squirrel, Indian Palm Squirrel
Bini: ukpobian, otan - African tree squirrels
Blackfoot: miiyattsi'kayi-Gray squirrel, Fox squirrel
Bondei: nkongogo, nkindi-Bush Squirrel
Breton: gwinver, kazh-koad "wood cat" Red Squirrel
Bulgarian:katerica-Eurasian Red Squirrel
Bukusu:muuna-genus Paraxerus and Funisciurus
Burmese:shin, shint-Callosciurus species
Byelorussian: vevrka-Eurasian Red Squirrel
Caddo: she'wah--
Cantonese: chuhngsyu-Callosciurus species
Catalan: esquirolLatin, "Shadow Tail"Eurasian Red Squirrel
Catawba: pa`yuhn' - American Red Squirrel
Cayuga: joniskro--
Cebuano:skiddil-Phillipine Squirrel
Chavchuv Koryak: jawylGen-Eurasian Red Squirrel
Chechen: tarsol-Eurasian Red Squirrel
Cherokee: sa-lo-li-Eastern Gray Squirrel
Chewa:gologolo-genus Paraxerus and Funisciurus
Cheyenne: no'ee'e--
Chickasaw: funni-Eastern Gray Squirrel
Chinese: sung shu-Eurasian Red Squirrel, Chinese Rock Squirrel
Chinook: skudzo, ap-poe-poe--
Chippewa: klee-ay--
Choctaw: fani--
Chontal: cece-Yucatan Squirrel
Chorti: ah-chuch-Yucatan squirrel, Mexican fox squirrel
Chuka: nduru- African bush squirrel
Chukchi: rawyl'eN-Eurasian Red Squirrel
Citumbuka: benga- African bush squirrel
Cornish: gwywer-Red Squirrel
Cree: unkwatchas -American Red Squirrel
Croatian: vjeverica-Eurasian Red Squirrel
Cushna: tshumbo-
Czech: veverka-Eurasian Red Squirrel
Dagbane: tibeya, sinsirega, larenga - genera Funisciurus, Xerus, & Heliosciurus
Danish: egernGermanic, "Oak kitten"Eurasian Red Squirrel
Dawida: nkungi- African bush squirrel
Delaware: honneek-Eastern Gray Squirrel
Doe: kifuluma- African bush squirrel
Dutch: eekhoornGermanic, "Oak kitten"Eurasian Red Squirrel
Eklektu: * belka--
Emakhua:khopa, tcaka, sewu-genus Paraxerus and Funisciurus
Embu: nduru- African bush squirrel
English: squirrelLatin, "Shadow Tail"Eastern Gray Squirrel, Eurasian Red Squirrel, Fox Squirrel
Eskimo: siksik-Arctic Ground Squirrel
Esperanto: * sciuroLatin, "shadow tail"Eurasian Red Squirrel
Estonian: orav-Eurasian Red Squirrel
Evenki: uluki- Eurasian Red Squirrel
Ewe: kadzidoe, kasanui -genera Funisciurus and/or Paraxerus
Faroese:ikorni-Eurasian Red Squirrel
Finnish: orava-Eurasian Red Squirrel
Fipa: insyo- African bush squirrel
French: cureuil Latin, "shadow tail"Eurasian Red Squirrel, American Red Squirrel, Eastern Gray Squirrel
Frisian: iikhoarntsje-Eurasian Red Squirrel
Friulian: sghirat, sghirate -Eurasian Red Squirrel
Gallegan: esquo -Eurasian Red Squirrel
Georgian: tsiqvi -Persian Squirrel
German: Eichhrnchen"Oak kitten"Eurasian Red Squirrel
Gevove: bongolo, kote, tsende, tsinzyamweli - Several genera, including Funisciurus
Gilbertese: taoumene poukina--
Greek: skiouros"shadow tail"Eurasian Red Squirrel
Greenlandic:SissinnguaqAmerican red squirrel-
Guarani: kuat-Brazilian Squirrel
Gusii: egesengi- African bush squirrel
Gweno: kichakoro- African bush squirrel
Gwere: nkunyuku- African bush squirrel
Haida: da'sqa, getltsa'k- American red squirrel
Haitian Creole: ekiryFrench, "shadow tail"-
Hausa: kurege, beran, beram-bisa-ground squirrel (Xerus), African bush Squirrel
Hawaiian: aka hehuelo(not an original phrase)-
Hebrew: sna'ee, senaye-Persian Squirrel
Hehe: ihiindi- African bush squirrel
Hiligaynon:skiddil-Phillipine Squirrel
Hindi: gilahri-Indian Palm Squirrel
Hopi: sakuna, koona-Tassel-Eared Squirrel
Hungarian: mkus-Eurasian Red Squirrel
Icelandic: korni-Eurasian Red Squirrel
Igbo: osa, uze - genera Funisciurus & Epixerus
Ikizu: ekezanzamote- African bush squirrel
Indonesian: bajing-Prevost's Squirrel, Plantain Squirrel, other Callosciurus
Ingush: yarashduarg-Eurasian Red Squirrel
Interlingua: * scuriolo"shadow tail"Eurasian Red Squirrel
IupiaQ: siksrik, saqjataiyaq-Arctic ground squirrel, red squirrel (respectively)
Irish: iora rua, iora glas -Red squirrel, Grey squirrel (respectively)
Italian: scoiattolo"shadow tail"Eurasian Red Squirrel
Japanese: risu-Eurasian Red Squirrel, Japanese Squirrel
Javanese: bajing-genus Callosciurus
Jita:omwililila-genus Paraxerus and Funisciurus
Kahe: usindie, kuda- African bush squirrel
Kalanga:sindi-genus Paraxerus and Funisciurus
Kamba Kitu: kavale- African bush squirrel
Kamba Mach: nduu- African bush squirrel
Kami: lukwiri- African bush squirrel
Kampampangan:skiddil-Phillipine Squirrel
Kannada:aNilu, iNachi-Indian Palm Squirrel
Karelian: orava-Eurasian Red Squirrel
Kazakh: tiyin-Eurasian Red Squirrel
Keni: kbobori- African bush squirrel
Kerebe: sonsoni- African bush squirrel
Kibosho: kichakoro- African bush squirrel
Kiga:nyamwenyi, samunyiga-Red bush squirrel, striped bush squirrel (respectively)
Kikuru: gaturu- African bush squirrel
Kilege: isana- African bush squirrel
Kimbu: ukimpelembe- African bush squirrel
Kioway: chahondeton--
Kirghiz: tiyin chichkan-Persian Squirrel
Kisere: klob*isi, kibobori- African bush squirrel
Kisi: konsolo- African bush squirrel
Kivinza: ikiyondi- African bush squirrel
Klallam: cha'chu'u'tsen -American red squirrel
Klingon: * qon'Het'wa--
Komi: ur - Eurasian Red Squirrel
Konkani:channi-Indian Palm Squirrel
Korean: taramchwi-Eurasian Red Squirrel
Kpelle:Bou, lo, looN- African Bush Squirrel
Kurdish: sihoreek, simolak -Persian Squirrel
Kuria Mago: ikianyamange- African bush squirrel
Kuria Tari: ekeng'erre- African bush squirrel
Kwere: chifuluma- African bush squirrel
Ladino:schirata -Eurasian Red Squirrel
Lakota: tasnaheca--
Lambya: mbangalamwaha- African bush squirrel
Langi: kinkono- African bush squirrel
Lao: ka hork-Malaysian Palm Squirrel
Latin: sciurus"shadow tail"Eurasian Red Squirrel
Latvian: vvere-Eurasian Red Squirrel
Lema: kyichakoro- African bush squirrel
Limburghis: nkrke, eikaore, nkbujel -Eurasian Red Squirrel
Lithuanian: voverė-Eurasian Red Squirrel
Lower Sorbian: njewjericka -Eurasian red squirrel
Lozi:kambwinji -genus Paraxerus and Funisciurus
Luganda: enkerebwe-African Bush Squirrel
Luhya: shimura-African Bush Squirrel
Luhyia: isiavale- African bush squirrel
Lumasaaba: khawuu- African bush squirrel
Lunyoro: akuwamutere-African bush squirrel
Lusoga: emundhje- African bush squirrel
Mabia: sikuvi- African bush squirrel
Macedonian: skioyros, ververica"shadow tail"Eurasian Red Squirrel
Machame: ngayaya, kiroroma- African bush squirrel
Magyar: mokus-Eurasian Red Squirrel
Makhua: khopa, nthulu, tcaka- African bush squirrel
Makonde: ihindi- African bush squirrel
Malayalam: annaan-Indian Palm Squirrel
Malila: udeha- African bush squirrel
Maliseet: k'tchi-mi'-ko, a-sa-ko'-akw, saks-ka-'tu, mi'-ko- Gray squirrel, Ground squirrel, Flying squirrel, Red squirrel (respectively)
Maltese: skojjatlu, skwiril "shadow tail"Eurasian Red Squirrel
Mamba: kilochindi- African bush squirrel
Mambwe: amusyo- African bush squirrel
Manda: ligudwani- African bush squirrel
Mandinka: kerengo- African bush squirrel
Manx: roddan biljagh-Eurasian Red Squirrel
Maori: ki~rera--
Maragoli: kimuna, kijamany- African bush squirrel
Marathi: khar- Indian Palm Squirrel
Mari: ur -Eurasian Red Squirrel
Matengo: kiko bi- African bush squirrel
Mayan: ku'uk- Yucatan squirrel
Mbunga: nganu- African bush squirrel
Mende: bovi, sese, kaikulo, kponde, nguahi - Red-legged tree squirrel, Small green squirrel, ground squirrel (Xerus)
Meru: kishakoriyo- African bush squirrel
Meruimenti: mununguru- African bush squirrel
Merutig: munuu'uku- African bush squirrel
Micmac: ahdoo-doo-wech--
Mingo: tsu'ktk' --
Miwok: mewe--
Mkuu: kloshiiri- African bush squirrel
Mkwaya: nyamchororo- African bush squirrel
Mohawk: arosea--
Mokshen: ur-Eurasian Red Squirrel
Mongolian: kherem-Eurasian Red Squirrel
Mpongwe: bembe, bobogo, tsende- African bush squirrel
Mpoto: kikobi- African bush squirrel
Mwera: gont wa- African bush squirrel
Mweral: shikuvhi- African bush squirrel
Natick: mishaneck-American Red Squirrel, Eastern Gray Squirrel
Nauran: itr iwin--
Navajo: haztsoh-Tassel-eared Squirrel
Ndebele:dlegu, klula, sindi-genus Paraxerus and Funisciurus
Nenets: tryaxa-Eurasian Red Squirrel
Norwegian: ekorn"oak kitten"Eurasian Red Squirrel
Nyamwezi:kagoso -genus Paraxerus and Funisciurus
Occitan: esquirl "shade tail"Eurasian Red Squirrel
Oglala Sioux: zee-cha-American Red Squirrel
Ojibway: atchidamoy"tail in the air"American Red Squirrel
Onandaga: tshukatakee--
Oneida: tshukweloh--
Oriya: goondoochi moosa-Eurasian Red Squirrel
Osage: see-ga-Eastern Gray Squirrel
Ossetian: aekhshaeraeg-Eurasian Red Squirrel
Ostyak: kot'urki -Eurasian Red Squirrel
Palana Koryak: lagol'yn-Eurasian Red Squirrel
Papago: ce:kol, chehkul-Tassel-eared Squirrel
Papiamento: ardiya--
Pashto: nolai-unknown
Passamaquoddy: mihku-American Red Squirrel
Paumari: jopisisi-Brazilian squirrel
Persian: sanjaab-Persian Squirrel
Piapoco: materi-North Amazon Red squirrel, Red-tailed squirrel
Polish: wiewirka-Eurasian Red Squirrel
Popoluca: mtu-Mexican red-bellied squirrel
Portuguese: esquilo"shadow tail"Eurasian Red Squirrel
Potawatomi: sengo, citmowuk-American Red Squirrel
Powhatan:messanik -American Red Squirrel
Punjabi: gilahri, gul-leh-ree-Indian Palm Squirrel
Quechua: huayuashi-Amazonian Red Squirrel
Romansh:stgilat --
Romany:viaveritsa -Eurasian Red Squirrel
Rumanian: veverita-Eurasian Red Squirrel
Russian: byelka-Eurasian Red Squirrel
Saanich: t'θəpsi'θən-American red squirrel, Douglas squirrel
Sakai: tupai-genus Callosciurus
Salish: t'θəpsiθən-American red squirrel, Douglas squirrel
Sami:oarri -Eurasian Red Squirrel
Sanskrit: kalandaka-Indian Palm Squirrel
Sardinian:schirrittu, schirrimatta, iscojttulu -Eurasian Red Squirrel
Scottish: ferag-Eurasian Red Squirrel
Seminole: wiyo, e-thlo-Eastern Gray Squirrel
Seneca: tyihukwaes--
Sepedi: sehlora- genus Paraxerus and other African genera
Seri: xpasiticl, xpist, ziix cozip-Ground squirrel, tree squirrel, unidentified squirrel (respectively)
Shona: tsindi - genus Paraxerus and other African genera
Sicilian: scoiattulu-Eurasian Red Squirrel
Sindarin: * quiv-Tolkien Squirrel
Sinhalese: lana-Indian Palm Squirrel
Sioux: nayhenowenab-American Red Squirrel
Slovak: veverica-Eurasian Red Squirrel
Slovenian: veverica-Eurasian Red Squirrel
Somali: soongur, dabaggalle-Bush Squirrel
Sotho: sehlorana-Bush Squirrel
Spanish: ardilla"like a flame"Eurasian Red Squirrel, Nayarit Squirrel, Red-tailed squirrel
Sranan: bonboni- genus Sciurus
Sudovian: vevarē-Eurasian Red Squirrel
Swahili: kidiri, kuchipika, kindi-Bush Squirrel
Swazi: bu-shgwane - genus Paraxerus and other African genera
Swedish: ekorre"oak kitten" or "shadow tail"Eurasian Red Squirrel
Syriac: sammora-Persian Squirrel
Tagalog: ardilya, mutit- genus Sundasciurus
Tamil: anil-Indian Palm Squirrel, Asian Giant Squirrel
Tarahumara: chi-mu-ri-Nayarit Squirrel
Telugu:ఉడుత (uDuta)-Indian Palm Squirrel
Thai: kra-ro:k-genus Callosciurus
Tibetan: say mong-Eurasian Red Squirrel
Tlingit: dasq - American Red Squirrel
Turkana:ekunyuk--
Turkish: sincab-Persian Squirrel
Turkmen: belka-Persian Squirrel
Twi: opuro, akye, kukuban, opurosrebere, contodoe, osereben, apetebi -genera Funisciurus, Epixerus, & Protoxerus
Uigur: tiyin-Eurasian Red Squirrel
Ukrainian: bilka-Eurasian Red Squirrel
Ulwa: taitai-red-tailed squirrel
Upper Sorbianwjewjerčka -Eurasian Red Squirrel
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Urdu glehri- Persian squirrel
Uzbek olmaxon-Eurasian Red Squirrel
Venda tshithura -Yellow-footed Squirrel
Vietnamese: con sc-Asiatic Palm Squirrel
Waanzi: mbukeu, tsende- Stanger's squirrel
Welsh: gwiwer-Eurasian Red Squirrel
Wolof: jaar, xojag- African bush squirrel
Wyandot: ogh'ta'eh -American red squirrel
Xhosa: unomatse-Spiny Ground Squirrel
Yankton Sioux: kee-hah-chah-American Red Squirrel
Yao: kaleje, lileju, cisapembe-African bush squirrel
Yoombe: kang, sese -African bush squirrel
Yiddish: veverke-Eurasian Red Squirrel
Yemba: biingi, simu-African bush squirrel
Yoruba: oforo, okere, okuru, ikun -genus Paraxerus and other African genera
Yucatec: ku'uk- Yucatan squirrel
Zapotec: bi'achez- Mexican fox squirrel
Zarma: kogn, kureg-African Palm Squirrel
Zoque: kuru' -Mexican fox squirrel
Zulu: ingwejeje, intshindane-African Palm Squirrel


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