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There are many animals and fruits described in these folktales. Many times it is difficult to translate them in Hindi language so their original word has been given in footnotes of the story. Still a list of all the names of animals mentioned in the folktales with their Hindi words used in their translations are given here for reference.

Words Used in Folktales Translated as in Hindi
Alligator, Crocodile Mmagar
Baboon babaUna
Weaver Bird bayaa
Bear BaalaU
Bull baOla
Chameleon, Lizard igarigaT
Chicken, Cock, Rooster maugaa-
Chipmunk1 icapmaMk
Cock, Chicken, Rooster maugaa-
Cougar2 kUgar
Crab kokD,a
Crane saarsa
Cricket, Spider makD,a
Crocodile, Alligator magar
Dog ku<aa
Duck batK
Eagle, Hawk caIla
Falcon fa#ta
Fox laaomaD,a
Gemsbok baD,a ihrna
Gertrude3 kalaa kzfaoD,vaa
Goat bakra¸ bakrI
Grasshopper, Mantis, Praying Mantis4 iTD\Da
Hare5 baD,a KrgaaoSa
Hawk baaja,¸ caIla
Hedgehog, Porcupine hOjahaoga¸ saahI
Hippopotamus ihPpaopaoTomasa¸ ihPpao
Hyena h[-naa
Jaguar, Leopard, Tiger caIta
Kaross - a simple garment or rug of skins used especially by native tribesmen of southern Africa Saala
Lamb maomanaa
Leguan - a large lizard kind of animal found in South Africa baD,a igarigaT
Leopard, Jaguar, Tiger caIta
Lion Saor
Lizard, Chameleon igarigaT
Mantis, Praying Mantis, Grasshopper iTD\Da
Mink imaMk
Mole baD,I igalahrI
Monkey bandr
Mosquito macCr
Muskrat masak`OT
Ostrich Sauturmauga-
Panther toMduAa
Partridge tItr
Pigeon kbaUtr
Porcupine, Hedgehog saahI
Praying Mantis, Mantis, Grasshopper iTD\Da
Rabbit KrgaaoSa
Raven rOvana
Rooster, Chicken, Cock maugaa-
Scorpion ibacCU
Sheep BaoD,
Skunk skMk
Snail GaaoMGaa
Spider, Cricket makD,a
Springbok ihrna
Squirrel igalahrI
Stag baarhisaMGaa
Tiger, Jaguar, Leopard caIta
Tortoise kCuAa
Viscocha ivaskaocaa – ek caUho jaOsaa jaanavar
Water Rat panaI ka caUha
Wolf BaoiD,yaa
Woodpecker kzfaoD,vaa
Worm kID,a
Banana kolaa
Fig AMjaIr
Milk Bush5 dUQa ko poD,
Pawpaw ppIta
Plum AaD,U
Spinach palak
Watermelon trbaUja,
Woodpecker kzfaoD,vaa

1 - Chipmunk - Chipmunk is a type of squirrel with stripes mostly found in North America.

2 - Cougar - The cougar, also known as the mountain lion, puma, panther, painter, mountain cat, or catamount, is a large cat

3- Gertrude - Black woodpecker normally found in Norway

4 - Grasshopper - is of dull color but can change its color, while Praying Mantis is of mostly of bright green color. Although both look quite different but in Hindi both are called Tiddaa

5 - Hare vs Rabbit - Hare is much bigger than Rabbit, with longer ears and black markings on their fur. Hare is not domesticated.

6 - Milk Bush – a kind of short tree used for hedges and as a food for animals.

7 - Muskrat -= is a kind of big rabbit type animal native to North America

8 - Skunk is a large squirrel type animal




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Created by Sushma Gupta on November 27, 2013
Modified on 09/04/14