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A collection of Indonesian vocabulary with beasts from the land, sea and air to some from mythology

binatang

animal

keledai

ass / donkey

kelelawar

bat

beruang

bear

banteng

name of a species of wild cattle found in southeast asia

kelinci

rabbit

kupu-kupu

butterfly

kucing

cat

cetah

cheetah

ayam

chicken

simpanse

chimpanzee

kecoa

cockroach

kepiting

crab

buaya

crocodile

anjing

dog

lumba-lumba

dolphin

tikus

mouse

capung

dragonfly

bebek

duck

gajah

elephant

kodok

frog

kambing

goat

angsa

goose

gorila

gorilla

kuda nil

hippo

kuda

horse

serangga

insect

ubur-ubur

jellyfish

kangguru

kangaroo

anak domba

lamb

macan tutul

leopard

singa

lion

kadal

lizard

tikus mondok

mole

monyet

monkey

orang hutan

orangutan

nyamuk

mosquito

burung hantu

owl

tiram

oyster

harimau kumbang

panther

rusa kutub

reindeer

tikus besar

rat

binatang melata

reptile

badak

rhinoceros

singa laut

sea lion

burung camar

seagull

kuda laut

seahorse

anjing laut

seal

tapak-tapak

seastar / starfish (reduplication)

bintang laut

seastar / starfish

ikan hiu

shark

biri-biri

sheep (reduplication)

domba

sheep

udang

shrimp

keong

snail

ular

snake

laba-laba

spider

cumi-cumi

squid

beruang laut

walrus

ikan paus

whale

serigala

wolf

burung

bird

mondok

fat / squat (of animal)

melata

creep / crawl / slither

camar

seagull / tern (the distinguishing term that goes with burung)

hantu

apparition / fiend / imp / ghost / goblin etc

kumbang

black (of animal) / beetle

binatang menyusui

mammal

menyusui

breastfeed / suckle

amfibi

amphibian

naga

dragon

garuda

indonesian emblem / mount of vishnu

kancil

mousedeer

babirusa

an odd member of the pig family from Sulawesi and other areas. Literally 'pig-deer'

siamang

an ape (gibbon) from Sumatra, Malaysia and Thailand with a large gular-sac or 'throat pouch' used to make loud resonating calls or song

beruang madu

Sun bear, a bear found in southeast-asia with a yellow crescent shape on its chest

madu

honey

cendrawasih

Bird-of-Paradise, there are many types most endemic to Papua but two also from the Moluccas in Indonesia

komodo / biawak komodo

komodo dragon

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