Not-so-lost in translation

In many languages, the name for guinea pigs refers to the farm yard animal – the pig. The scientific name for guinea pigs is “cavia porcellus”. The Latin word “porcellus” means “little pig”. A very cute translation, the German word for guinea pigs is “meerschweinchen”, which translates as “little sea pig”.

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