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Ferrets Around the World

Of course some of you savvy ferret lovers already know the Latin name for ferrets is Mustela Putorius Furo (meaning "little thief"), but here's a look at what ferrets are called in other parts of the world. Let us know if you have another translation for us!

  • Afrikaans: fret
  • Albanian: qelbës
  • Arabic: المطاردة (ferrets)
  • Basque: hudo
  • Belarusian: тхор афрыканскі (thor afrikanski)
  • Bosnian: lasica
  • Brazilian: doninha-das-estepes
  • Breton: fured
  • Bulgarian: полуопитомен пор
  • Catalan: furó
  • Chinese: 白鼬
  • Croatian: pitoma vretica
  • Czech: fretka
  • Danish: fritte
  • Dutch: fret
  • Esperanto: furo
  • Estonian: tuhkur / nuuskur / mustjalgtuhkur
  • Farsi [spoken in Iran]: موش خرما
  • Finnish: fretti
  • French: furet
  • Frisian[spoken in Friesland]: fret
  • Friulian [spoken in NE Italy]: pudîs blanc
  • Galician: furón
  • German: frettchen
  • Greek: νυφίτσα Kounávi
  • Hebrew: חמוס
  • Hindi: bhāla
  • Hungarian: vadászmenyét
  • Indonesian: semacam musang
  • Irish (Gaeilge): cat coille / toghán
  • Italian: furetto
  • Japanese: "フェレット" - " Feretto"
  • Korean: 가는 테이프
  • Latvian: frets
  • Lithuanian: fredka
  • Macedonian: Издирвам ("Izdirvam")
  • Maltese: nemes
  • Norwegian: frett
  • Occitan: fura
  • Polish: fretka
  • Portuguese: furăo
  • Romanian: dihor
  • Romansh: furet
  • Russian: хорёк (horek)
  • Sami [spoken in Lapland]: albinočáhppesbuoidda / ferrehtta
  • Sardinian: furittu / fughittu
  • Scottish (Gaelic): fearaid
  • Serbian: твор (tvor) / omčica /preturiti
  • Slovak: fretka tchorovitá
  • Slovenian: beli dihur
  • Sorbian (upper) [spoken in Saxony]: łasyčka
  • Spanish: hurón
  • Swahili: Kinyama kama cheche
  • Swedish: fret
  • Thai: nạks̄ụ̄b
  • Turkish: dağ gelinciği
  • Ukrainian: тхiр африканский (tchir afrikanski)
  • Welsh (Cymreag): ffured

The bulk of this list was previously published on www.allaboutferrets.com

       

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