Mosquito, Mosquitoes in other Languages

(other languages expressing the words mosquito, mosquitoes as shown in Latinized-text format)

  • Afrikaans: muskiet (s), muskiete (pl)
  • Albanian: mushkonjat (s), mickonjat (pl)
  • Arabic: al-Ba'oudha (s), al-Ba'oudh (pl)
  • Armenian: morekh (s), morekhner (pl)
  • Bangla of Bangladesh: masha (s), mashara (pl)
  • British English: mosquito (s), mosquitos, mosquitoes (pl)

    Some people in Britain, New Zealand, and Australia use mozzie as a slang term for "mosquito".

  • Bosnian: komarac (m), komarica (f)
  • Bulgarian: komar (s), komari (pl)
  • Catalonian: mosquit (s), mosquits (pl)
  • Chinese: wenzhi (s. and pl.; there is no separate plural form)
  • Croatian: komarac (s), komaraci (pl)
  • Czech: komar (s); komari (pl)
  • Danish: myg (s. and pl.; there is no separate plural form)
  • Dutch (Netherlands): muskieten, muskiet; mug (s), muggen (pl);
    Neefje (s), Neefjes (pl) [from the Groningen area]
  • English: mosquito (s), mosquitoes (pl)
  • Esperanto: kulo
  • Estonian: mosquito, moskiito (s), mosquitoes (pl); gnat: sääsk (s), sääsed (pl)
  • Farsi (Iranian, Persian): pashe (s), pasheha (pl)
  • Finnish: hyttynen (s), hyttyset (pl); sääski (s), moskiitto, pistolkärpänen
  • French: moustique (s), moustiques (pl)
  • German: Mücke (s), Mücken (pl); Stechmücke (s), Stechmücken (pl); Schnake (s), Schnaken (pl); Moskito
  • Ghana (Fanti language): ntontont (s and pl; there is no separate plural form)
  • Greek: kounoupi (s), kounoupia (pl)
    In 300 B.C., Aristotle referred to mosquitoes as empis in his Historia Animalium where he documented their life cycle and metamorphic abilities.
  • Hawaiian: mokika
  • Hebrew: yatoosh (s), yatoosheem (pl)
  • Hindi: macchar (s), macchare (pl)
  • Hungarian: szúnyog (s), szúnyogok (pl); moszkito
  • Indonesian: nyamuk (s), nyamuk, nyamuk (pl)
  • Italian: zanzara (s), zanzare (pl); tafano (s), tafani (pl)
  • Japanese: ka (s. and pl.; there is no separate plural form)
  • Korean: mogi (s. and pl.; there is no separate plural form)
  • Latvian: ods (s), odi (pl)
  • Malasian: nyamuk
  • Mongolian: shumuul (s), shumuuluud (pl)
  • Norwegian: mygg (s), mygger (pl)
  • Polish: moskit; komar (s), komary (pl)
  • Portuguese: mosquito (s); mosquitos (pl)
  • Quechua: ghiti
    Quechua [qheshwa] is an indigenous language of the Andean region, spoken today by approximately 13 million people in Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Northern Chile, Argentina, and Southern Colombia. It was the official language of Tawantinsuyu, the Inca Empire.
  • Romanian: tantar (s), tantari (pl); tântarul
  • Russian: komar (s), komare, komary, or komari (pl)
  • Serbian: komarac (s), komarci (pl)
  • Slovak: komär (s), komare (pl)
  • Slovenian: komar (s), komarji (pl)
  • Spanish: mosquito (s), mosquitos (pl)
  • Swahili: mbu
  • Swedish: mygga (s), myggor (pl), moskit
  • Tagalog (Philippines): lamók
  • Tamil: kosu (s), kosukal (pl)
  • Thai: yoong (s. and pl.; there is no separate plural form)
  • Turkish: sivrisinek (s), sivrisinekler (pl)
  • Ukrainian: komar (s), komari (pl)
  • United States: mosquito (s), mosquitoes (pl)

    Some people in the U.S. use skitter as a slang term for "mosquito".

  • Urdu: machar (s), macharen (pl)
  • Vietnamese: muoi (s. and pl.; there is no separate plural form)

A cross reference of other word family units that are related directly, or indirectly, with: "insects, bugs, worms; invertebrates": aphidi-; api-; ascari-; culci-; Dung Beetle Survival; Dung Beetles Important; Eating Worms; entomo-; formic-; Guinea worms; helmintho-; insecto-; Insects: Importance; isopter-; larvi-; lepidopter-; meliss-; mosquito; Mosquitoes, Pt. 1; Mosquitoes, Pt. 2; myrmeco-; scarab; scoleco-; sphec-; taeni-; termit-; vermo-.