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Friday, February 9, 2007
Want to say hedgehog in another language?
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:
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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


Italian: riccio


Japanese: hejjihoggu or harinezumi


Latin: erinaceus


Maltese: Qanfud


Mandarin Chinese: Cìweì


Norwegian: piggsvin


Persian: kharpusht


Polish: jez


Portuguese: ourico


Punjabi: kanderala ("thorned animal")


Russian: ezh


Slovenian: jez.


Spanish: erizo


Swahili: kalunguyeye


Turkish: kirpi


Swedish: igelkott


Welsh: draenog



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