LUMBA-LUMBA


This word is Malay in origin.


lumba-lumba
dolphin


lumba-lumba
porpoise



Also sometimes spelled without the hyphen as lumbalumba.


The Indonesians and Malaysians also call a dolphin lumba-lumba.



*A real dolphin is not a fish but a marine mammal.  It is a toothed whale.

The bottlenose dolphin has the scientific name Delphinus delphis.



The fish called dolphinfish or dorado has the scientific name is Coryphaena hipparus.