The Japanese word for "Hedgehog" is hari-nezumi ハリネズミ.
- hari-nezumi means "Hedgehog" and includes the word nezumi ネズミ, which means "Rat" in Japanese. Note, however, that Hedgehogs are not rodents. Porcupines are rodents. And they're totally unrelated.
The word "Hedgehog" katakanized would be hejjihoggu ヘッジホッグ.
- "Sonic The Hedgehog" in Japanese is Sonikku Za Hejjihoggu ソニック・ザ・ヘッジホッグ.
Scientific name: Erinaceinae.
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