Rigby’s Encyclopaedia of the Herring

A work in progress with no end in sight

NAMES OF THE HERRING

The words for herring listed by language in alphabetical order with room for additions if anyone would like to send them

NAMES OF THE HERRING

Arabic  Smk mumlah (سمك مملح)

Catalan  Arengades

Danish Sild

Dutch Haring

English  Herring

Estonian Heeringas

Faroese Sild

Finnish Silli (Atlantic herring), Silakka (Baltic herring)

French Hareng

Gaelic  Sgadan

German  Hering (Atlantic herring), Stromling (Baltic herring)

Greek  Rénga (Ρέγγα)

Greenlandic  Angmagssagssuaq

Hungarian Hering

Icelandic  Sild, Hafsild

Inuktitut  Ammassassuaq

Italian  Aringa, Aringhe

Irish Scadán

Latvian  Siļķes

Lithuanian  Silkė

Norwegian Sild

Polish Śledź

Portuguese Arenque

Russian  Sel’d’ (сельдь)

Serbo Croat  Herring (Херринг)

Spanish  Arenque

Swedish  Sill (Atlantic herring), Strömming (Baltic herring)

Turkish Ringa

Welsh  Ysgadenyn, Pennog, Penwaig