Here is a list of some of the names for amber (amber, being an English word):

I read a novel many years ago written by Authur C. Clarke that was called (I think) "the 9 billion names of god". Going over the names of amber just reminds me of clarke's short story. Thank goodness there are not 9 billion names for amber. Many of these names came from Inge Whelan who received help for this accumulation from the amber news group and also long time friend, John Fudala.

 
A-Shih-Mo-Chieh-P'o:
China 
Agdsten: 
Yiddish (from any of the many places, the Jewish culture settled) 
Alambre: 
Portuguese
Ambar: 
Spain (also linked to an Arabic word, from which amber is derived)
 Amber:
English-speaking Countries
 Ambra: 
Italy
Anbernen: 
Ancient Belgian term, meaning 'to burn'
Ambrosia: 
Present Greek (there are a few greek versions)
 Ambre: 
France 
Barnsten: 
Sweden
Barnsteen: 
South Africa (Afrikaans) 
Barnsten: Yiddish (from any of the many places, the Jewish culture settled)


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Berenikis: 
Greece, (A historic reference to a blonde-haired queen Berenice  II, wife of king Tolomeo Eurgete)
Bernstein: 
Germany (meaning stone that burns)
Borostyan:
Hungarian and Ukranian
Burshtinen: 
Yiddish, used as an adjective
Bursztyn: 
Poland
Captured Sunshine, 
(Poetic)
Chihlinbar: 
Romanian
Ching Peh:
Thai
Dzintars:
Latvia
(Thanks to Dmitry Telnov
Elektron: 
Latin (Ancient Greek, possibly meaning 'bright material'; more 
accurately due to negative electrical charge acquired by friction; a basis for our word 'electricity')
Fehg: 
China
Fossil Resin: 
Standard term
Freja's Tears: 
Poetic, Nordic
Fuling: 
China
Fung Chi:
China
Gintaras: 
Lithuania 
Ghashmal:  Hebrew (Say it quick and someone may say "Bless you")
Glessum,  Glesum: (Per E. Ragazzi, ancient German term, reported by Latin  author Tacito; English term 'glass' possibly evolved from  this) 
Hardened Honey: 
(Poetic)
Harpaks: 
Ancient Syria 
Hsiang P'o: 
China 
Hu Po: 
China, Poetic term - 'Tiger's Soul'
Huh P'o: 
China , Poetic term - 'Tears of the Tiger'
Jantar: 
Poland 
Kah Ruba: 
India
Kahroba:  
Arabic (it means raw rubber)
Karabe: 
Ancient Italian: taken fromArabic term meaining "material that attracts straw", alluding to the electrostatic properties of amber 
Kehribar:
Turkey
Kehruba: 
Turkey (poetic meaning of 'straw thief') 
Kao Li:  
China
Kohaku: 
Japan
Langurium, Lyncurium:  Latin,  from lincurio meaning 'urine of lynx' -  formerly believed as condensed urine of Lynx & also associated with Liguria, a region of Italy where amber was supposed to be found.
Merevaik: 
Estonia
Ming P'o: 
China
Nan P'o: 
China
Nka Pa:  
African (Ashanti Tribe)
Gold:   
(Poetic)
Petrified Light: 
(Poetic)
Poh She: 
Tibet
Pterygophon: 
(Ancient Greek, meaning 'material that attracts feathers', 
 erferring to electrostatic properties of amber) 
Rav: 
India
Retinite:  (Minerological name for amber NOT containing succinic acid) 
Sacrium: 
Ancient Scizia from the Jutland region we now know as Denmark 
Sea Gold: 
(Poetic) 
Sekal:  
Egyptian
Shih Chien:  
China
Soukinos: 
ancient Greek for amber (juice) deriving from Latin succinum
Sot:  
Armenian
Succina (ambar is another):
Spanish
Succinite:   Mineralogical name of amber fromBaltic, since succininc acid is contained therein 
Succino: 
Ancient Italian, translation of succinum
Succinum: 
Latin (Meaning 'juice')
Sun Tears: 
Poetic
Sung Chi:  
China
Tears of the Heliades: 
Poetic, Greek 
Tiger's Soul: 
Poetic, Asian
Trnagrahin: 
Tun Mou: 
China, Viet Nam 
Hobak: 
Korea
Yantar: 
Russia, Bielorus, Ukraine, etc. 
Yainitar: 
Phoenicia

Cililar: 
Serbia

 

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