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How to Say The Word Wolf in Different Languages

by Jay
Word Wolf in Different Languages

What is the image of a wolf that comes to your mind when you hear the word wolf in different languages? They are gray and white big animals with fleshy teeth, sharp senses, small canine teeth, strong jaws, and can hunt for prey at speeds of 60 kilometers per hour. 

Howls are the only method by which wolves communicate with each other. During wolf pack communication, a lone wolf howls. Wolves are adored worldwide.

It is romanticized in many books and poems because of its characteristics. Wolf howls can start when they hear another wolf nearby, just like dogs.

Wolf dogs inhabit vast areas of the Northern Hemisphere, and are a very dangerous species of non-domestic dogs. Including the fluffy half-meter tail, a northern male is about 2 meters or 6.6 feet long. Their weight varies from 13 to 65 kilograms. Females weigh about 20% less than males.

The largest wolves can be found in western Canada, Alaska, as well as throughout North America. It seems that the little is nearer the southern end in the Middle East, Arabia, and India. A wolf’s skin was used to protect humans from cold during the early times when humans hunted wolves. 

The wolf was also used as a mode of traIn recent years, wolves have been perceived as dangerous. Almost all of the United States killed wolves because they depredated livestock. Different methods were used in the killing of wolves in the United States. 

Throughout the 20th century, their killing was stopped, and their species was conserved, allowing them to grow. Wolf’s popularity has reached an all-time high. The reason is their distinctive lifestyles, habits, and numbers. Despite their dangerous nature, wolves can get very attached to humans if plenty of food is available. 

These animals are loyal to their owners and caretakers, but the wilderness makes them hard to trust. A wolf can communicate by using visual markings (facial expressions, body position, tail position), vocalizations, and scent marking. 

During the summer, wolves hunt alone because they live in packs. In most parts of the world, humans are the number one cause of wolf death. 

In areas with high wolf density and declining projection populations, other wolves and hunger are the leading causes of death. There are many ways of saying wolf in different languages. Some of them are mentioned below. 

Wolf in Other Languages 

Albanian – ujk / vjuk

Algonquin – mahigan

Apache – ba’cho, ba’uchaahi, ma’cho

Arabic – the’eb

Armenian – gayl

Asturiano – llobu, lloba

Athabascan – teekon

Bulgarian – walk

Cherokee – wahy’a

Cheyenne – ho’nene; maiyun

Chinese – yitiao lang

Chinook – lelou, leloo

Chipewyan – segolia , nuniye

Choctaw – neshoba

Cree – Mahigan

Croation – vuk

Czech – vlk

Danish – ulv

Dutch – Wolf

Estonian – Hunt

Farsi – gorg

Finnish – susi

French – loup

German – der wolf

Georgian – mgeli

Greek – liekos/ lyk

Greenland-Inuit – amarog

Hebrew – Ze’ev

Hindi – hundar bheriya

Hopi – kweeuu

Hungarian – farkas

Icelandic – úlfur

Indonesian – serigala

Iranian – Gorg

Irish – Faolchu

Italian – lupo

Japanese – Ookami

Kiowa – kooy

Korean – Nuk-dae

Latin – lupus

Latvian – vilks

Lenape – mohegan, te-me

Lithuanian – vilkas

Mongolian – tchono

Navajo – ma’iitsoh

Nepali – Bvaso

Nootka – lokwa’

Norwegian – ulv

Nahuatl – cuetlachtli / nexcoyotl

Ojibwe – Maengun

Otomí – gamiñ’o

Pawnee – skiri’ ki

Polish – wilk

Portuguese – lobo

Romanian – lup

Russian – volka

Scots – Warwulf

Seminole – o-ba-ho-she

Seneka – kyiyu

Serb – vuk

Shawnee – m-weowa

Shoshone – beya ish

Sioux – tala

Slovak – vlk

Slovenian – volk

Swedish – varg

Spanish – Lobo

Tibetan – bhangi

Turkish – kurt

Urdu – bheria

Ute – sinapu

Vietnamese – Chó Sói

About Wolf 

Many dog lovers claim their dog has the spirit of a wolf. But what exactly does that mean? Perhaps their dog is brave, fierce, and savage, guarding the pack. Or maybe he is lonely. 

Or maybe he is brave or clever. You may have a dog that resembles a wolf. The Siberian Husky, Alaskan Malamute, German Shepherd, and many mixed breeds still look like wolves. 

There are times when these breeds are dead ringers for wolves. Do you like the spirit of the wolf? Do you like the call of the wild? Why not honor your dog’s connection to these feelings by giving him a name?

Worldwide, the wolf has been widely distributed. The wolves are still believed to exist in all of the places listed below. If you use the word for “wolf” in one of these native languages, you would be giving your dog a name that has a wolf spirit.

The wolf has been incorporated into human myths, folk tales, movies, and literature for centuries due to its beauty, power, and intelligence. Check out these famous wolves. Some of them may be familiar to you. Others might be from books or films that you haven’t heard of.


Aragh/Aargh, a medieval English wolf


Baree, wise leader of the wolf pack in The Jungle Book

Beja, Mathias, tierney, and Murdock, magical wolves

Bigby Wolf

Brokefang and Frostfur, leaders of the wolf pack

Brynach and Briavel






Garmr (different sources call Garmr either a wolf or a dog)

Geri and Freki

Grendel, from Beowulf



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