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The Beetle(s) in different languages
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Beetle / Beetle in
Amharic (Etihopia): ???
Arabic: Khunfesa'a (S), Khanafes (Pl),
Armenian: ???
Bahasa Indonesia: kumbang
Bulgarian: brambar / brambari
Canadian French: barbeau, also barbot(m.)
Cantonese: ????
Cebuano (Philippines): ???
Chichewa (Malawi): mndaferamwendo
Chinese: Jiachong
Croatian: kornjaš / kornjaši
Czech: brouk / brouci
Danish is: bille / biller
Dari (Persian): ???
Duch: kever or tor.
Estonian: mardikas/mardikad
Farsi (Iran): soosk
Finnish: kovakuoriainen / kovakuoriaiset
Flemish: Kever, dungbeetle, strontkever
French: scarabée
German: Käfer
Greek: ???
Guarani: Lembú/lembú (doesn't have plural)
Hausa: ???
Hebrew: Hipushit/ Hipushiyot (the H pronounce like J in Spanish in Jorje)
Hindi: Bhoond, gubrela = dung beetle
Hungarian: bogár/bogarak
Islandic: bjalla
Italian: scarafaggio (m.)
Irish (Gaelic): ciaróg, daol
Japan: kaganemushi
Kazak: ???
Khmer: ???
Korean: [fig.2] Ttakjeongbeolle/Ttkjeongbeolledeul [Ttak-Jeong-Beol-Le / Ttak-Jeong-Beol-Le-Deul]
Kyrgyz: ???
Lao: ???
Latin: coleoptera /
Latvian: vabole / vaboles
Lithuanian: vabalai
Malagasy: fandioràno (Taumelkaefer)
Malay: kumbang
Maori : paapaka
Mongolian: ????
Norwegian :bille / biller
Pashto (Afghanistan): ???
Persian: ju'al
Pilipino (Tagalog):
Polish: chrzaszcz/chrzaszcze
Portuguese: besoiro/besoiros (Portugal) but also escaravelho (mainly but nos strictly Scarabaeidae), besouro (mainly but not strictly Carabidae)
Portuguese (Brazil): besouro/besouros
Romanian: gandac/gandaci ("a" in not read like a normally "a" and "a" have a "^" upper )
Russian : Zhuk / Zhuki [fig.1]
Serbian: buba(e), tvrdokrilac (tvrdokrilci)
Senegalese language : Gounor
Sinhali:???
Slovak: chrobak / chrobaki
Sotho (Lesotho): gogo (sound it like hhohho)
Spanish: escarabajo buey or escarabajo rinoceronte (rhino beetle) (plural: escarabajos)
some countries
like Argentina: also use "cascarudo" (pl: cascarudos)
like Colombia: Cucarron pl.Cucarrones
Swahili: in swahili common name for beetle do not exist ; insect - mdudu, dundu (scavenger beetle) or mende (beetle, also cockroach), kifauwongo, kimetimeti, kipukusa, sururu....
isiSwati (Swaziland, South Africa): iliBhungane / emaBhungane
Swedish: skalbagge / skalbaggar
Tigrinya (Eritrtea): ???
Thai: Duang
Tswana (South Africa): khukhu
Tupi-guarani : Una
Turkish: kinkanatli/kinkanatlilar (in which "i"s are without dots ahead) and also böcek (pronounced “berjek” or “b(eau)'-cek”).
  This is also a generic term for almost any insect. Each family of beetle is some adjective + böcekleri.
For example: bok böcekleri = Scarabaeidae (we use plurals for families, thus ler/lar is plural). Ugur böcekleri = Coccinellidae
???
böcekleri = Tenebrionidae
Tzotzil (an indigenous language of the city of San Andres, in the Chiapas, Mexico)... : xul-ton
Urdu: Bhoond
Venda (South Africa): tschipembenene
Vietnamese: ???
Xhosa (South Africa): bhungane / amaBhungane
isiZulu (S.Africa): bhungane / amaBhungane

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thanks to contributors:
Michael Bergman
Jos Dils
Marco Floriani
Abdul Ghafoor
Nicole Glardon
Richard D. Gouw
Jean-Bernard Huchet
S.Z.Husainy,
Chaweewan Hutacharern
Jorge Jensen
Umit Kebapci
Ulrike Kunchintzki
Raino Lampinen
Tom Larsen
Charles Mills
Cosmin Manci
Otto Merkl
AbdulAziz Mohamed
Vitali Nagirnyi
Eylon Orbach
Young Gun Park
Börge Pettersson
Serban Proches
Jose Ricardo
Jorge Salgueiro
Eric Ruben dos Santos
Eric Scott
Morten Staerkeby
Ljubisa Stanisavljevic
Paulina Surniak
Allan Taylor
Dmitry Telnov
Fernando Z. Vaz-de-Mello
Soledad C. Villamil
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