How to say gorilla in Japanese

The Japanese word for gorilla.
The Japanese word for gorilla.

The Japanese word for gorilla is gorira (English loanword). See the list below for more gorilla words and their Japanese translations.

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RomanjiKanji
Gorilla
ゴリラ
GoriraNone
Western gorilla
にしゴリラ
Nishi gorira西ゴリラ
Eastern gorilla
あずまゴリラ
Azuma gorira東ゴリラ
Mountain gorilla
マウンテンゴリラ
Maunten goriraNone

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Interesting facts about gorillas in Japan

Needless to say, but gorillas are not native to Japan. There are however 20 gorillas in zoos around the country. The most popular gorilla in Japan is Shabani and he has become somewhat of a celebrity.


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