Animal Names in Afrikaans

Animals always deliver as a nice topic of conversation to get some small talk going. Watching cat videos in Afrikaans is just one of many more reasons to learn all basic animal names in Afrikaans. For even more animals, take a look at our learning resources for Afrikaans at the end of the page.

20 Common Animal Names in Afrikaans


EnglishAfrikaans  
doghond (honde)
cowkoei (koeie)
pigvark (varke)
catkat (katte)
sheepskaap (skape)
horseperd (perde)
monkeyaap (ape)
bearbeer (bere)
fishvis (visse)
lionleeu (leeus)
tigertier (tiere)
elephantolifant (olifante)
mousemuis (muise)
pigeonduif (duiwe)
snailslak (slakke)
spiderspinnekop (spinnekoppe)
frogpadda (paddas)
snakeslang (slange)
crocodilekrokodil (krokodille)
tortoiseskilpad (skilpaaie)
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Animal Related Words in Afrikaans


EnglishAfrikaans  
animaldier (diere)
mammalsoogdier (soogdiere)
birdvoël (voëls)
insectinsek (insekte)
reptilereptiel (reptiele)
zoodieretuin (dieretuine)
vetveearts (veeartse)
farmplaas (plase)
forestwoud (woude)
riverrivier (riviere)
lakemeer (mere)
desertwoestyn (woestyne)

Mammals in Afrikaans


EnglishAfrikaans  
pandapanda (pandas)
giraffekameelperd (kameelperde)
camelkameel (kamele)
wolfwolf (wolwe)
zebrasebra (sebras)
polar bearysbeer (ysbere)
kangarookangaroe (kangaroes)
rhinorenoster (renosters)
leopardluiperd (luiperde)
cheetahjagluiperd (jagluiperde)
donkeydonkie (donkies)
squirreleekhoring (eekhorings)
batvlermuis (vlermuise)
foxjakkals (jakkalse)
hedgehogkrimpvarkie (krimpvarkies)
otterotter (otters)

Birds in Afrikaans


EnglishAfrikaans  
duckeend (eende)
chickenhoender (hoenders)
goosegans (ganse)
owluil (uile)
swanswaan (swane)
penguinpikkewyn (pikkewyne)
ostrichvolstruis (volstruise)
ravenraaf (rawe)
pelicanpelikaan (pelikaans)
flamingoflamink (flaminke)

Insects in Afrikaans


EnglishAfrikaans  
flyvlieg (vlieë)
butterflyskoenlapper (skoenlappers)
beeby (bye)
mosquitomuskiet (muskiete)
antmier (miere)
dragonflynaaldekoker (naaldekokers)
grasshoppersprinkaan (sprinkane)
caterpillarruspe (ruspes)
termitetermiet (termiete)
ladybirdliewenheersbesie (liewenheersbesies)


Marine Animals in Afrikaans


EnglishAfrikaans  
whalewalvis (walvisse)
sharkhaai (haaie)
dolphindolfyn (dolfyne)
sealrob (robbe)
jellyfishjellievis (jellievisse)
octopusseekat (seekatte)
turtleseeskilpad (seeskilpaaie)
starfishseester (seesterre)
crabkrap (krappe)


Animal Names in Afrikaans

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