Fish names in English, Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam

One thing I always seem to forget is the native name for a particular fish when I go to the market. So I came up with this guide for fish names in English, Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam.

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Fish names in different Indian languages

Shark Shark
 Hindi Thatte
Tamil  Sura Meen,Sorrah
Malayalam  Sraavu,Choraku

 


Sardines Sardines
 Hindi Chareeaddee Machli,Pedvey
Tamil  Mathi Meen, Kavalai,Vellai suda, Neethu kavalai
Malayalam Mathi, Veloori,Chaala

 


Seabass Sea bass
 Hindi
Tamil  Koduvai Meen
Malayalam Kalanji

 

Shrimp, Prawn Prawns
 Hindi
Tamil
Malayalam Chemeen

 

Red Snapper Red Snapper
 Hindi Rane
Tamil
Malayalam

 

Seer Fish, King Fish King Fish
 Hindi Surmai
Tamil  Vanjaram, Neimeen, Nettaiyan Cheela
Malayalam Neymeen

 

Little Tunny Little Tunny
 Hindi Soorai
Tamil
Malayalam

 

Anchovies Anchovies
 Hindi Kati
Tamil Nethili, Thogai meen,Nethail
Malayalam  Nethili, Kozhuva

 

Crab Crab
 Hindi Kekda, Kurlya
Tamil Nandu
Malayalam  Nandu, Njandu

 

Cod  Cod
 Hindi Gobro
Tamil
Malayalam

 

Cat Fish Cat Fish
 Hindi Sangot
Tamil
Malayalam

 

Butter Fish Butter Fish
 Hindi Paplet
Tamil  Viral Meen
Malayalam Nachara

 

Barracuda Barracuda
 Hindi Jaban Tal
Tamil  Sheela,Ooli meen,Pilinjan,Cheela,Goli,Gola,Oozha
Seela
Malayalam Neduva, koduva, Cheela,Thiruthakka-dian,Sheelavu,Thinda

 

Pomfret Pomfret
 Hindi Paplet
Tamil  Vavval
Malayalam Aavoli

 

Ribbon Fish Ribbon Fish
 Hindi Bale
Tamil Vaalai
Malayalam Vaala

 

Emperor Fish Emperor Fish
 Hindi
Tamil  Vilai meen
Malayalam Valiya Vilmeen, Kurali

 

Whiting / Lady fish Lady FIsh
 Hindi
Tamil
Malayalam  Poozhan, Noongal, Cudeerah

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