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.


Name Sources Status
Orang utan NCBI Taxonomy Trusted
Orang-utan NCBI Taxonomy Trusted
Orangutan NCBI Taxonomy Trusted
Sumatran orang-utan Monthly ARKive text import , uBio Trusted
Sumatran orang-utang Bob Corrigan, uBio Trusted
Sumatran orangutan Leo Shapiro, Animal Diversity Web Descriptions, IUCN Red List, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), NCBI Taxonomy, Paleobiology Database, uBio Trusted


Name Sources Status
Orang-outan de sumatra IUCN Red List Trusted


Name Sources Status
Sumatranischer Orang-Utan Alle Tierarten im Zoo Zürich Trusted


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