WHALE SHARK COMMON NAMES

Whale Shark, basking shark, and whaleshark are common names in the English language used to refer to this fish.

Other common names include bagea ni oka, bahiri (Gela), chagrin (French), dïmero (Spanish), jinbeizame (Japanese), pez dama (Spanish), rauhhai (German), rekin wielorybi (Polish), requin baleine (French), thimingal sura (Tamil), tiburon ballena (Spanish), tubarïo baleia(Portuguese), tuki-tuki (Visayan), tuko (Tagalog), vaame (Swahili), walhai (German), walvishaai (Afrikaans), yaak (Khmer), and yu paus (Malay).