kogashira-nezumi-iruka

Translation

kogashira-nezumi-iruka means "Gulf Porpoise" in English.

kogashira-nezumi-iruka is normally written with katakana, as コガシラネズミイルカ.
kogashira-nezumi-iruka written with hiragana is こがしらねずみいるか.
kogashira-nezumi-iruka written with kanji is 小頭鼠海豚.
Romaji ko ga shi ra ne zu mi i ru ka
Hiragana
Katakana
Kanji 鼠海豚
Meaning Small Head Harbor Porpoise

Orthography Notes

  • kashira かしら becomes gashira がしら in this word because of a change in pronunciation called rendaku.
  • iruka is a jukujikun, meaning the word isn't formed from the individual kanji's readings, and is instead a reading for the specific combination of kanji 海豚.

Related Words

shoukumaneko 小熊猫, kobito-iruka 小人海豚, kohari-iruka 小針海豚, sayonakidori 小夜鳴き鳥.