Zea mays (Common names)

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Zea mays Amylacea Group (Common names)

Zea mays Aorista Group (Common names)

Zea mays Ceratina Group (Common names)

Zea mays Dentiformis Group (Common names)

Zea mays Indurata Group (Common names)

Zea mays Microsperma Group (Common names)

Zea mays Saccharata Group (Common names)

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Names in common use


  • English: maize (UK), corn, Indian corn (USA)
  • German: Mais; Kukuruz (Austria)
  • Dutch: mais, maïs; turkse tarwe
  • Swedish: majs
  • Danish: majs
  • Norwegian: mais
  • Icelandic: maís


  • French: maïs; blé d'Inde (Canada)
  • Italian: granoturco, granturco, mais
  • Spanish: maíz
  • Catalan: dacsa, blat de moro, moresc
  • Portuguese: milho
  • Romanian: porumb


  • Russian: кукуруза - kukuruza
  • Polish: kukurydza
  • Czech: kukuřice
  • Slovak: kukurica
  • Bulgarian: царевица, кукуруз - carevica, kukuruz
  • Croatian: kukuruz
  • Serb: кукуруз
  • Slovenian: koruza


  • Latvian: kukurūza
  • Lithuanian:
  • Albanian: misër (misri with the article)
  • Greek: καλαμπόκι, αραβόσιτος - kalamboki, aravositos
  • Turkish: mısır
  • Maltese:
  • Hungarian: tengeri, kukorica
  • Finnish: maissi
  • Estonian: mais

Sources and commentaries

  • Portuguese
    • Without a qualifier, milho is maize. With a qualifier, it may be sorghum or a millet.
  • Rumanian
    • porumb, cucuruz, păpuşoi; mălai is a regional name, also used for sorghum (Borza).