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anonymous asked:

Kaixo! I've been following your blog for a while but this is the first message I send, could you tell us which are the most common names for cats and dogs in Euskara?

Kaixo!!

That’s a really interesting subject, anon, there you go! The most traditional names for pets tend to be a reference to their colour:
- Zuri or Txuri - White
- Beltza - Black
- Sua (fire) or Argi (light) - Blond
- Gorri (red) or Lur (earth) - Brown, red

Although there are many other usual pet names:
- Lagun - Friend
- Mendi - Mountain
- Urki - Birch
- Neska - Girl (only if the pet’s a she, of course)
- Txiki - Little (for small animals)
- Haundi - Big (for big ones)

There are more, but those are the ones that came to mind, haha! Of course there are thousands of pet names, but we guess those are some of the most traditional ones in Euskara.