Polynesian Animals


Included here are animal names and words compared with Polynesian languages such as Sāmoan language and Hawaiʻian language.

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English Sāmoan Word Hawaiʻian Word Tongan Word Tahitian Word Māori Word Scientific
Bat (Flying Fox) Peʻa ʻŌpeʻapeʻa Peka ʻIore Pererau Pekapeka Chiroptera
Blacktip Reef Shark Malie Alamata Manō pāʻele Carcharhinus melanopterus
Bluespotted stingray Fai Tala Neotrygon kuhlii
Brown noddy Gogo Anous stolidus
Burrowing Sea Urchin Tuitui Echinometra Mathaei
Bigfin Reef Squid Gūfeʻe ʻOpihi Sepioteuthis lessoniana
Centipede Atualoa Kanapī Scolopendra subspinipes
Chicken Moa Moa Moa Moa Heihei Gallus gallus
Coconut Crab Ūū Uʻa vāhi Birgus Latro
Coral ʻAmu ʻĀkoʻakoʻa Katoa Toʻa Kāoa Anthozoa
Cow Povi Pipi wahine Pulu Puaʻatoro Kau Bos taurus
Crab Paʻa Pāpaʻi Paka Paʻapaʻa Pāpaka Brachyura
Dog Maile ʻĪlio Kulī ʻŪrī Kurī Canis familiaris
Dolphinfish Masimasi Mahimahi Mahimahi Mahimahi Coryphaena hippurus
Fish Iʻa Iʻa Ika Iʻa Ika
Fluted Giant Clam Faisua ʻOlepe Tridacna Squamosa
Great frigatebird Atafa Fregata minor
Horse Solofanua Lio Hoosi Puaʻahorofenua Hōiho Equus ferus caballus
Lesser frigatebird Atafa Fregata ariel
Limpet Matapisu Limpet Limpet
Manta Ray Fai Malie Hāhālua Manta Birostris
Octopus Feʻe Heʻe Feke Feʻe Wheke Octopus Cyanea
Palolo Worm Palolo Palola viridis
Pig Puaʻa Puaʻa Puaka Puaʻa Kunekune Sus scrofa, Sus scrofa domesticus
Portuguese man o' war Vaʻa tau Physalia physalis
Rectangular triggerfish Sumu aloalo Humuhumunukunukuāpuaʻa Rhinecanthus rectangulus
Reef triggerfish Sumu aloalo Humuhumunukunukuāpuaʻa Rhinecanthus rectangulus
Rock Crab Amaʻama ʻAʻama Grapsus
Scalloped Hammerhead Mataʻitaliga Manō kihikihi Sphyrna lewini
Sea Urchin Vaga Wana Vana Vana Kina Echinoidea
Shark Malie Manō ʻAnga Maʻo Mangō
Skipjack Tuna Aku Katsuwonus pelamis
Wahoo Paāla Ono Valu Louniu Pāere Acanthocybium solandari
Wedge-tail Triggerfish Sumu aloalo Humuhumunukunukuāpuaʻa Rhinecanthus rectangulus
Whitebanded Triggerfish Sumu uoʻuo Rhinecanthus aculeatus
Yellowfin Tuna Asiasi ʻAhi Takuo ʻAʻahi Thunnus albacares

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