50 Language Bird Dictionary of the extended Western and Central Palaearctic Region
Version 4.1 – June 2020 – Added languages: Belarusian (Беларуская мова – be, bel) and Greenlandic (Kalaallisut – kl, kal)
Compiled by: Ruurd Jorritsma
Site produced by: Joost de Rooy
The 50 languages of this dictionary are listed below with their international two-letter language code ISO 639-1, and three-letter language code ISO 639-2(T)/ISO 689-3, followed by the name of the language in the language itself, followed by the name of the language in English. The sources of the bird names are mentioned for each language. The relevant species lists per language are indicated as well.
Avionary consistently uses one initial capital for the bird names in all languages, with the exception of English. Most languages in practice use only lower case names, on the principle that bird names are by their nature generic names, not individual’s or proper names. In a few languages, the use of capitals in bird names varies according to habits or authorities, as well as over time (increased tendency to avoid capitals).
|eu – eus – Euskera – Basque | Coverage: 34% | Miel Loinaz (UZEI: Basque Centre for Terminology and Linguistics) and Josetxo Riofrio (ARANZADI) provided Basque names and helped in developing new names. The available Basque names are also listed on the relevant species list J, together with Greek, Turkish, Albanian and Maltese: la/el/tr/sq/mt/eu.|
|kw – cor – Kernewek – Cornish | Coverage: 20% | Davyth Fear recently provided an extended list of Cornish bird names. Previous input came from Brian Webb. The available Cornish names are also listed on the a reduced species list K, together with some sister Celtic languages, English and Greenlandic: la/en/gd/gv/kw/kl.|
|sk – slk – Slovenský – Slovak | Coverage 100% | Slovak bird names are those of the Slovak world list “Slovenské mená vtákov sveta” by Peter Kovalik and co-workers, update of August 2020. Originally, Slovak names for Avionary were given by Branislav Matoušek of the Slovenské Národné Múzeum. The Slovak names are also listed on the relevant species list E, together with sister Slavic languages: la/pl/sk/cs/sl.|