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How To Say 'Dragon' In Different Languages

I was scouring the web and thought this would be nice to include.
Note: Some of these are phonetic and not actual spellings.

African: Nrgwenya
Afrikaans: Draak
Albanian: Dragua

Arabic:
arabic: dragon
Ah-teen, Tah-neen (plural),
(Al)Tineen, (Al)Tananeen (plural)

Athebascin (Alasken): Manchu
Austrian: Drach`n, Lindwurm
Azeri: Jdaha
Bhutanese: Druk
Bolognese: Drèg
Bresciano: Drago
Breton (Celtic): Aerouant
Bulgarian: Drakon (phonetic)
Catalan (N/E Spain): Drac
Calabrese: Dragu
Cherokee: Unktena

Chinese: lung/long, Liung (Hakka dialect)
Mandarin Characters:
Chinese Say Dragon
[Left is "long" in Traditional Chinese.
Right is "long" in Simplified Chinese.]

spiritual calligraphy ryu

Spiritual Calligraphy from the Chinese character 'long': dragon.
from Zhongxian Wu, Introduction of “Fu”

Croatian/Serbian: Zmij, Krilat Zmaj (pronounced "Mai" means Dragon), Azdaja (pronounced "Azhdaya" means Hydra)
Czech: Drak, Dráček (Draaachek)
Danish: Drage
Dansk: Drage
Draconian: Khoth, (pl. Khothu)
Driigaran (music language): C4 G4 C5 D5 B5 C5
Double-Dutch: Dridi-gag-dridi-gen
Dutch: Draak
Egg-Latin: Dreggageggon
Elven/Drow:
Tagnik'zur
Elvish: Fenume, Amlub, Angulooke, Looke
Emiliano Romagnolo (Northern Italian, Romance Language): Dregh

English: DRAGON

English (Middle): Dragun, dragoun
English (Old): Draca
Enochian: Vovin (Voh-een)
Esperanto: Drako, dragono
Estonian: Draakon, lohe, lohemadu or tuuleuss (Wind Snake), lendav madu
Euskera (dialect of the Basque Country): Herensuge, meaning the "third" or "last serpent".
Faeroese: eitt dreki, eitt flogdreki, ein fraenarormur
Finnish: lohikäärme, draakki, dragoni
Fire Witch tongue: Katash wei' vorki (kah-TASH whey VOR-key)
Flambian: Kazyeeqen (comes from kazyee-aqen, fire lizard)
Flemish: Draeke
French: Dragun, dargon
Frisian: Draak
Gaelic: Arach
German: Drache (pl. Drachen), Lindwurm, drake (pl. draken)
Guarani: Tejumboichu

Greek:
greek: drakontas
Drakontas.
Male: drakos (or thrakos), Female: drakena (or thrakena)

Greek (ancient): Male: drakkon (or thrakon), Female: drakkina (or thrakena)
Hawaiian: Kelekona, (plural) Na Kelekona

Hebrew:

hebrew: dragon
Drakon, (plural) Drakonim, Tanniym

Hindi: hindi: dragon Go-ta (phonetic)
Hmong: Zaj
Hungarian: Sárkány
Icelandic: Dreki
Indonesian: Naga
Iranian: Ejdeha
Irish: Draic
Islamic: th'uban, tinnin
Italian: Drago, dragone, volante, dragonessa

Japanese:
Ryu (pronounced "Riu", rhyming with "few"), Tatsu

kanji ryu magnet

[full size]: Kanji "Ryu" magnet from J-Box

Jibberish: Gidadraggidaen (pronunced "gid-a-drag-gid-ah-en")
Klingon: lung'a' puv (pronounced loong-AH poov) "Flying Great Lizard"
Korean: Yong
Kurdish Kurmanji:
Ejder
Lakota Sioux:
Unhcegila
Latin: Draco, dracon, draco, dragon, dragoon, serpent, serpens
Leonese: Dragón
Limburgisch: Draak
Lombardo Occidentale: Dràgh
Luxembourgian: Draach
Malay: Naga
Maltese:
Dragun
Manx (Celtic)
: Dragane (dragon), dragan traie (dragonet)
Middle Earth Ency.: Angulóce: generic, Ramalóce: winged dragon, Urulóce: fire breath dragon
Milanese (Italy): Dragh, Draguun,Dragoon
Mongolian: luu Luu
New Zealand (Maori): Tarakona
Norse: Ormr
Norsk: Drake, dragonet, liten drake
Norwegian: Drage
Oppish: Dropagoponop (pronounced drop-ag-op-an-op)
Ourainic Barb: Duxobum
Philippines: Male: dragon short o, Female: Dragona
with a short o and a
Pig-Latin: Agon-dray
Pig-Latin is a language game.
Polish: Smok
Portugese: Dragão
Quechua: llajsajj saq'aka
Quenya (elven): Loke, winged: Ramaloke, sea: Lingwiloke,
fire: Uruloke
Reinitian (of Reinita): Dralaghajh
Roman: Draco
Romanian: Dragon (pl. Dragoni), Zmeu (pl. Zmei), dracul, drakul

Russian:
russian: dragon
Drakon

Sanskrit: Naga (type of snake-human-dragon)
Scandinavian: Orm, Ormr
Scottish: Dreugan
Slovenia: Zmaj = Dragon, Hidra = Hydra.
Spanish: Dragón, El Draque, Brujah
Swedish: Drake, lindorm
Swedish (Ancient): Flugdrake, floghdraki
Swiss German: Drachä
Tagalog: Drakón

Thai:
thai: dragon
Mung-korn

Tibetan: Brug (this is pronounced in several ways depending on
dialect, DROOK, being the most common. Only in Ladakh is
it ever pronounced BRUG)
Turkish: Ejderha
Turkman: Ajdarha
Ukrainian: Drakon
Vietnamese: Rong (poetic), rng (regular)
Wallon: Lumeçon
Welsh: Ddraig
Yugoslav: Zmaj, Azdaja
Zulu: Uzekamanzi

Credits: ©1996-2005 Draconian.com

A lot of this list contains as many languages as the owner of Draconian.com could find for the word DRAGON.

Other Sources:

> Webster's Online Dictionary
> The Serene Dragon
> Omniglot.com
> Logos Dictionary (some audio files inc.)

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