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
African lion IUCN Red List, uBio Trusted
Asian lion Theodore Ganea Trusted
Lion Theodore Ganea, Anage Data, Animal Diversity Web Descriptions, IUCN Red List, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), Monthly ARKive text import , NCBI Taxonomy, Paleobiology Database, PlanetScott.com images, South African Vertebrates, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted

Afrikaans

Name Sources Status
Leeu South African Vertebrates Unknown

Brazilian Portuguese

Name Sources Status
Leoa Bruno Marino Trusted
Leão Bruno Marino Trusted

Catalan

Name Sources Status
Lleó Eduard Solà Trusted

Dutch

Name Sources Status
Leeuw Rob de Ruiter, uBio Trusted
Leeuw (dier) Unknown Untrusted

Finnish

Name Sources Status
leijona uBio Trusted

French

Name Sources Status
Lion Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel, Unknown Trusted
Lion d' Afrique South African Vertebrates Unknown
Lion d'afrique IUCN Red List, uBio Trusted

Galician

Name Sources Status
León Theodore Ganea Trusted

German

Name Sources Status
L South African Vertebrates Unknown
Löwen uBio Unknown

Italian

Name Sources Status
Leone Renato Agazzi Trusted

Marathi

Name Sources Status
सिंह Vitthal Kudal Trusted

Moldavian

Name Sources Status
Leu Theodore Ganea Trusted

Occitan

Name Sources Status
Leon Cédric Valmary Trusted

Romanian

Name Sources Status
lei Theodore Ganea Trusted
Leu Theodore Ganea Trusted

Russian

Name Sources Status
Лев uBio Unknown

Shona

Name Sources Status
Shumba South African Vertebrates Unknown

Sotho

Name Sources Status
Tau South African Vertebrates Unknown

South Ndebele

Name Sources Status
bhubezi South African Vertebrates Unknown
Indau South African Vertebrates Unknown
Ingonyama South African Vertebrates Unknown
Isilwanc South African Vertebrates Unknown

Spanish

Name Sources Status
León uBio Unknown

Swahili

Name Sources Status
Simba South African Vertebrates Unknown

Swati

Name Sources Status
Ingwenyama South African Vertebrates Unknown
Libhubesi South African Vertebrates Unknown

Tsonga

Name Sources Status
N'shumba South African Vertebrates Unknown
Nghala South African Vertebrates Unknown

Tswana

Name Sources Status
Tau South African Vertebrates Unknown

Venda

Name Sources Status
Ndau South African Vertebrates Unknown

Xhosa

Name Sources Status
Ibhubesi South African Vertebrates Unknown
Ingonyama South African Vertebrates Unknown

Zulu

Name Sources Status
Ibhubesi South African Vertebrates Unknown
Imbube South African Vertebrates Unknown
Ingonyama South African Vertebrates Unknown

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