Many people know organisms only by the common names, or "vernacular" names. Unlike scientific names, common names are almost always different for speakers of different languages. They may also vary regionally within a language. This tab shows all the common names provided to EOL for this organism from a variety of providers, including EOL curators. Currently we can only set one preferred common name per language on a given EOL page, but all the names should be searchable.

Common names listed by language

Preferred marks the preferred name for each language.

English

Name Sources Status
bantam NCBI Taxonomy Trusted
chicken NCBI Taxonomy Trusted
chickens NCBI Taxonomy Trusted
Domestic Chicken NatureServe resource Trusted
Domestic Fowl Tim DiChiara, PhD, Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Trusted
Feral Chicken Tracy Barbaro, Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Trusted
junglefowl Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Red Jungle Fowl Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012, Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Lei Aves Trusted
Red Jungle-fowl Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), Phthiraptera, uBio Trusted
red junglefowl Michаel Frаnkis, Animal Diversity Web Descriptions, Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), IUCN Red List, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), Monthly ARKive text import , NatureServe resource, PlanetScott.com images, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012, Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Lei Aves, uBio, xeno-canto Bird Sounds Trusted
Red junglefowl (chicken) Anage Data Trusted
Wild Junglefowl Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Albanian

Name Sources Status
gjeli Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Basque

Name Sources Status
oilasko Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Oilo Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Belarusian

Name Sources Status
kuryca Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
курыца Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Breton

Name Sources Status
kilhog Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
yar Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Bulgarian

Name Sources Status
pilence kokoška Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
пиленце кокошка Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Catalan

Name Sources Status
Gall bankiva Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Gallina Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
pollastre Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Chinese

Name Sources Status
原鸡 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Trusted
山鸡 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Trusted
烛夜 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Trusted
红原鸡 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Trusted
茶花鸡 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Trusted
野鸡 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Trusted

Chinese (Simplified)

Name Sources Status
原鸡 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Fauna Aves, Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Lei Aves Trusted
山鸡 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Lei Aves Trusted
烛夜 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Lei Aves Trusted
烛夜(《本草纲目》) Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Fauna Aves Trusted
红原鸡 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Lei Aves Trusted
红原鸡(译名) Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Fauna Aves Trusted
茶花鸡 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Lei Aves Trusted
茶花鸡(云南) Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Fauna Aves Trusted
野鸡 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Lei Aves Trusted

Cornish

Name Sources Status
yar Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Croatian

Name Sources Status
kokoš Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
pile Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Czech

Name Sources Status
Kur Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Kur bankivský Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
slepice Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Danish

Name Sources Status
Bankivahøne Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
høne Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Dutch

Name Sources Status
Bankiva-hoen Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), uBio Trusted
Bankivahoen Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
kip Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Esperanto

Name Sources Status
koko Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Estonian

Name Sources Status
arg Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
puna-džunglikana (bankiva kana) Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Faroese

Name Sources Status
høsn Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Finnish

Name Sources Status
Kesykana Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Trusted
kukko Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Untrusted
Punaviidakkokana Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Trusted

French

Name Sources Status
Coq bankhiva Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Coq bankiva Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), uBio Trusted
Coq bankiva, Coq, Poule Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Trusted
Coq sauvage Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
poule Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
poulet Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

German

Name Sources Status
Bankivahuhn Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), uBio Trusted
Brahmahuhn Alle Tierarten im Zoo Zürich Trusted
Haushuhn Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Küken Huhn Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Seidenhuhn Alle Tierarten im Zoo Zürich Trusted

Greek

Name Sources Status
Kota Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
kοtopoulο Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
κοτόπουλο Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
κότα Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Haitian

Name Sources Status
Poul Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Hungarian

Name Sources Status
csirke Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Icelandic

Name Sources Status
hænsn Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Indonesian

Name Sources Status
Ayam hutan merah Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Ayamhutan Merah Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Irish

Name Sources Status
Cearc Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Galiña Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Galo Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Italian

Name Sources Status
Gallina Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Gallo comune Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Pollo Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Japanese

Name Sources Status
sekishokuyakei Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
セキショクヤケイ Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), uBio Trusted

Latvian

Name Sources Status
calis Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
cālis Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Vista Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Lithuanian

Name Sources Status
Bankivinė viéta Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Bankvinė višta Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Višta Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Macedonian

Name Sources Status
Kokoška Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
pile Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
кокошка Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
пиле Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Malay

Name Sources Status
Ayam hutan Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Maltese

Name Sources Status
fellus Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
tiġieġa Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Manx

Name Sources Status
eean Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
hen kiark Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Northern Sami

Name Sources Status
Gallus domesticus Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
vuonccis Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Norwegian

Name Sources Status
Bankivahane Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
høne Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
kylling Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Occitan

Name Sources Status
Galina Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Polish

Name Sources Status
(kur) bankiwa Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
bankiwa Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Kur bankiwa Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Kura Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Portuguese

Name Sources Status
Galo Valter Jacinto Trusted

Raeto-Romance

Name Sources Status
giaglina Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
pulschain Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Romanian

Name Sources Status
gaina Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Găină Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
pui Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Russian

Name Sources Status
cyplenok Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
kurica Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Банкивская джунглевая курица Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Индийская банкивская курица Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Индийская дикая курица Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
банкивский петух Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
курица Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
цыпленок Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Sardinian

Name Sources Status
caboni Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
caboniscu Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
puddone Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
puddu Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Serbian

Name Sources Status
kokoš Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
pile Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
кокош Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
пиле Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Slovak

Name Sources Status
Kura Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Kura divá Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
kurča Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Slovenian

Name Sources Status
bankivska kokoš Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
kokoš Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
piščanec Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
pragozdna kokoš Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Spanish

Name Sources Status
Gallina Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Gallo Bankiva Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Gallo de Bankiva Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Pollo Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Pollo Feral Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Swedish

Name Sources Status
höna Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
kyckling Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Röd djungelhöna Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Thai

Name Sources Status
ไก่ป่า Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Turkmen

Name Sources Status
piliç Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Tavuk Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Ukrainian

Name Sources Status
kurka Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
kurča Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
курка Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
курча Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Urdu

Name Sources Status
Choocha abdul qayyum Trusted
Chuza abdul qayyum Trusted
Kukkarr abdul qayyum Trusted
Murgh abdul qayyum Trusted
Murgha abdul qayyum Trusted

Vietnamese

Name Sources Status
Gà rừng Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Gà rừng jabou Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Welsh

Name Sources Status
cyw Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
cyw iâr Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
iâr Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Western Frisian

Name Sources Status
Hin Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

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