Lion in Different Languages

Do you want to know what the word for lion or cub is in different languages? We cover an extensive list of countries and how they spell lion and cub.

Lion

Cub

Afrikaans Leeu Welpie
Albanian Luani Këlysh
Amharic Anibesa Kabi
Arabic Asad Alshabl
Armenian Arryuts Dzaguk
Azerbaijani Aslan Balası
Bangla Sinha Paśuśābaka
Basque Lehoia Kumea
Belarusian Lieŭ Dziciania
Bosnian Lav Cub
Bulgarian Lŭv Cub
Burmese Hkyin sae Sarrngaal
Catalan Lleó Cadell
Cebuano Leon Cub
Chinese (simplified) Shīzi Yòu shòu
Corsican Leone Cub
Croation Lav Mladunče
Czech Lev Mládě
Danish Løve Cub
Dutch Leeuw Welp
Esperanto Leono Ido
Estonian Lõvi Cub
Filipino Leon Cub
Finnish Leijona Cub
French Lionne (F), Lion (M) Lionceau
Galacian León Cachorro
Georgian Lomi Beli
German Löwin (F), Löwe (M) Jungtier
Greek Liontári Neognó zóou
Gujarati Sinha Baccā
Hausa Zaki Kuta
Hawaiin Liona Cub
Hindi Sinh Pashushaavak
Hmong Tsov Cub
Hungarian Oroszlán Kölyök
Igbo Ọdụm Kub
Indonesian Singa Anak
Irish Leon Cub
Italian Leonessa (F), Leone (M) Cucciola (F), Cucciolo (M)
Japanese Raion Kabu
Javanese Singa Cub
Kannada Sinha Mari
Kazakh Arıstan Balapan
Khmer Tao Kaunko
Kinyarwanda Intare Cub
Korean Saja Gyeonseubsaeng
Kurdish Şêr Cub
Krygyz Lion Balası
Lao Sang Luk
Latin Leo Cub
Lativan Lauva Cub
Lithuanian Liūtas Cub
Luxembourgish Léiw Wëllefchen
Macedonian Lav Mladenče
Malagasy Lion Cub
Malay Singa Cub
Malayalam Sinhaṁ Mr̥gakkuṭṭi
Maltese Iljun Cub
Māori Raiona Cub
Marathi Sinha Śāvaka
Mongolian Arslan Bambaruush
Nepali Sinha Śāvaka
Norwegian Løve Cub
Nyanja Mkango Mwana
Polish Lew Młode
Portuguese Leoa (F), Leão (M) Filhote
Punjabi Śēra Kaba
Romanian Leu Pui
Russian Lev Detenysh
Samoan Leona Tama
Scottish Gaelic Leòmhann Ciùb
Serbian Lav Žutokljunac
Shona Shumba Cub
Sinhala Siṁhayā Pæṭiyā
Slovac Lev Mláďa
Slovenian Lev Mladič
Somali Libaax Cub
Southern Sotho Tau Ngoana
Spanish León Cachorro
Sudanese Singa Cub
Swahili Simba Mtoto
Swedish Lejon Valp
Tajik Şer Baca
Tamil Ciṅkam Kuṭṭi
Telugu Sinhaṁ Pilla
Thai S̄ingto Lūk
Turkish Aslan Yavru
Turkmen Lionolbars Kub
Ukranian

Lev

Dytynchata
Uzbek Sher Kub
Vietnamese Sư tử Khối
Welsh Llew Cyb
Western Frisian Liuw Cub
Xhosa Ingonyama Intshontsho
Yiddish Leyb Kab
Yoruba Kiniun Kubu
Zulu Ibhubesi Intshontsho

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