"Wolf" in Different Languages

 

Note The spelling of some languages are "Romanized" for ease of pronunciation (including Chinese, Russian, Korean, and Japanese).  Also, almost all the nations from which these languages spring are believed to still have at least minimal wolf populations. 
 
 

Ahtna

tikaani

Albanian

ujk / vjuk

Algonquin

mahigan

Apache

ba'cho, ba'uchaahi, ma'cho

Arabic

dib

Armenian

gayl

Asturiano

llobu, lloba

Athabascan

teekon

Bulgarian

walk

Catalonian (Spain)

Llop

Central India

nekra, bighana, hurar

Cherokee  

wahy'a

Chemehuevi

tivaci

Cheyenne    

ho'nene; maiyun

Chinese

yitiao lang

Chinook  

lelou, leloo

Chipewyan

segolia , nuniye

Choctaw  

neshoba

Cree

Mahigan

Croation

vuk

Czech

vlk

Danish

ulv

Dogrip

nodi

Dutch

Wolf

English

Gray Wolf

Estonian

Hunt

Farsi

gorg

French

loup

Finnish

susi

German

wulf

Georgian

mgeli

Gitano (Gypsy)

orú

Greek

liekos/ lyk

Greenland-Inuit

amarog

Havasupai

hatagwila

Hawaiian

'ilio hae

Hebrew

Ze'ev

Hindi

hundar bheriya

Hopi 

kweeuu

Hualapai/Walapai

hatkwil

Hungarian

farkas

Inuktitut

singarti

Inupiat

amaguk

Italian

lupo

Iranian

Gorg

Japanese

ookami

Kanarese

thola, vraka

Kiliwa

mlti' tay / mlti' pelas msaap

Kiowa  

uy kuy

Korean

iri / neuk dae

Lakota  

shunkaha

Lakota tanka

suuk manitu

Latin

lupus

Latvian

vilks

Lenape

mohegan, te-me

Lithuanian

vilkas

Malayalam

chennaya

Malaysia (Bahasa Melayu / Malay)

serigala

Marathi

landga

Maricopa

xatkuly

Mohave;

hatekulye

Mohawk 

mahiingan

Mongolian

tchono

Montenigrin

volk

Navajo

ma'iitsoh

Nepali

Bvaso

Nootka

lokwa'

Norwegian

ulv/ ulven

Nahuatl

cuetlachtli / nexcoyotl

Ojibwe  

Maengun

Otomí

gamiñ'o

Pashtu

scheermach, leeva

Pawnee

skiri' ki

Polish

wilk

Portuguese

lobo

Purhépecha (Tarasco)

jiuatsï

Quechua

atuc / intutu / lubu

Romanian

lup

Russian

bolk/ wolk

Seminole  

o-ba-ho-she

Seneka 

kyiyu

Serb

vuk

Shawnee  

m-weowa

Shoshone

beya ish

Sioux  

tala

Slovakian

vlk (obyca iny)

Slovenian

volk

South Slavey

digah

Swedish

ulv / varg

Spanish

lobo

Tarahumara

naríbochi / naríwari

Tamil

onai

Telegu

toralu

Tibetan

bhangi

Turkish

kurt (modern) or böri (ancient/traditional)

Urdu

bheria

Ute

sinapu

Welsh

blaidd

Yaqui

kwewu

Zapoteco Cajono

bez beco'

Please send us the word for "wolf" in your language if it does not appear in the above list.

Thank you!

Wolf Song of Alaska
​wolfsong@wildwolves.org