Translations of the Hobbit

It seems that nobody exactly knows in how many languages The Hobbit has been translated. Douglas A. Anderson (The Annotated Hobbit, 1988) was the first who gave a number of translations: 25. In the revised version of the book (2002) the number of translations has grown to 32.

The list below comes from good old Wikipedia (thanks!). The number of translations has grown to 63!

And yet, I miss some translations:  there are “translations” in BrailleCuba, Mexico and Colombia have their own Spanish translation, there is a fragment of The Hobbit translated in Silezian and parts from former USSR (like Azerbajan, Kahazakstan) have their own languages. Also missing: Bengali and Mongolia. And: what to do with English versions printed in the USA, India or Canada? Even Taiwan has an English pirate version.

If anyone knows more translations, please contact me.

What we know for sure is, that the Swedish translation (1947) was the first, followed bij the German (1957) and the Dutch (1960). Only some two months later there was a Polish translation. So far, the latest translation is in Hawaiian. Will Aragonese and Cherokee be the next translations?

Language Year Title Translator
Albanian 2005 Hobiti Maklen Misha
Arabic 2008 الهوبيت، أو ذهابًا وعودة هشام فهمي – مي غنيم
(Al-Hūbīt, aw Zehaban wa ʿAwda) (Hisham Fahmy – May Ghanim)
Armenian 1984 ՀՈԲԻՏ կամ գնալն ու գալը Emma Makarian
Asturian 2014 El Hobbit Miguel Gallego Gómez
Basque 2008 Hobbita edo Joan-etorri bat Sergio Ibarrola and Xabier Olarra
Belarusian 2002 Хобіт, або Вандроўка туды і назад K. Kurchankova and D. Magilevtsav
Breton 2000 An Hobbit, pe eno ha distro Alan Dipode
Bulgarian 1975 Билбо Бегинс или дотам и обратно Красимира Тодорова (Krasimira Todorova)
Catalan 1983 El Hòbbit o viatge d’anada i tornada Francesc Parcerisas
Cornish 2014 Ah Hobys, pò, An Fordh Dy ha Tre Arta Nicholas Williams
Croatian 1994 Hobit ili tamo i opet natrag Zlatko Crnković
Czech 1979 Hobit, aneb cesta tam a zase zpátky František Vrba
Danish 1969 Hobbitten, eller ud og hjem igen Ida Nyrop Ludvigsen
Dutch 1960 De Hobbit of daarheen en weer terug Max Schuchart
Esperanto 2000 La Hobito aŭ Tien kaj Reen Christopher Gledhill, poems translated by William Auld
Estonian 1977 Kääbik, ehk, Sinna ja tagasi Lia Rajandi (prose and poems), Harald Rajamets (poems)
Faroese 1990 Hobbin ella út og heim aftur Axel Tórgarð
Finnish 1973 Lohikäärmevuori, eli Erään hoppelin matka sinne ja takaisin Risto Pitkänen
French 1969 Bilbo le Hobbit Francis Ledoux
Galician 2000 Ó hobbit Moisés R. Barcia
Georgian 2002 ჰობიტი ანუ იქით და აქეთ Nino Bardzimishvili, poems translated by Tinatin Gogochashvili
(Hobitʼi anu ikit da aket)
German 1957 Kleiner Hobbit und der große Zauberer Walter Scherf
Greek 1978 Το Χόμπιτ A. Gavrielide, Kh. Delegianne
Hawaiian 2015 Ka Hopita, a i ‘ole, I Laila a Ho’i Hou mai R. Keao NeSmith
Hebrew 1976 ההוביט משה הנעמי (Moshe Hana’ami)
Hungarian 1975 A babó Tibor Szobotka, poems translated by István Tótfalusi
Icelandic 1978 Hobbitinn Úlfur Ragnarsson and Karl Ágúst Úlfsson
Indonesian 1977 Hobbit atau pergi dan kembali Anton Adiwiyoto
Irish 2012 An Hobad, nó Anonn agus Ar Ais Arís Nicholas Williams
Italian 1973 Lo hobbit, o la Riconquista del Tesoro Elena Jeronimidis Conte
Japanese 1965 ホビットの冒険 (Hobitto no Bōken) Teiji Seta (瀬田貞二?)
Korean 1997
Latin 2012 Hobbitus ille aut illuc atque rursus retrorsum Marc Walker
Latvian 1991 Hobits jeb Turp un atpakaļ Zane Rozenberga
Lithuanian 1985 Hobitas, arba Ten ir atgal Bronė Balčienė
Luxembourgish 2002 Den Hobbit Henry Wickens
Macedonian 2005 Хобитот или до таму и назад Marija Todorova
Marathi 2011 द हॉबिट Meena Kinikar
Moldavian 1987 Хоббитул Aleksej Tsurkanu
(Hobbitul)
Norwegian (Bokmål) 1972 Hobbiten, eller fram og tilbake igjen Finn Aasen and Oddrun Grønvik
Norwegian (Nynorsk) 2008 Hobbiten Eilev Groven Myhren
Persian 2002 هابيت فرزاد فربد (Farzad Farbud)
(Hābit)
Persian 2004 هابيت يا آنجا و بازگشت دوباره رضا عليزاده (Reza Alizadeh)
(Hābit yā ānjā va bāzgašt dobāre)
Polish 1960 Hobbit, czyli tam i z powrotem Maria Skibniewska
Portuguese-Brazil 1995 O Hobbit ou Lá e de Volta Outra Vez Lenita Maria Rímoli Esteves
Portuguese-Portugal 1962 O Gnomo Maria Isabel Morna Braga, Mário Braga; il. António Quadros
Romanian 1975 O poveste cu un hobbit Catinca Ralea
Russian 1976 Хоббит, или Туда и Обратно Н. Рахманова (N. Rakhmanova)
Serbo-Croatian 1975 Хобит или тамо и назад Meri and Milan Milišić
Simplified Chinese 2002 魔戒前传: 霍比特人 李尧 (Li Yao)
(Mojie qianzhuan: Huobiteren)
Slovak 1973 Hobbit Viktor Krupa (prose), Jana Šimulčíková (poetry)
Slovene 1986 Hobit ali Tja in spet nazaj Dušan Ogrizek
Sorbian 2012 Hobit Edward Wornar
Spanish (Argentina) 1964 El hobito Teresa Sánchez Cuevas
Spanish (Spain) 1982 El hobbit Manuel Figueroa
Swedish 1947 Hompen eller En resa Dit och Tillbaksigen Tore Zetterholm
Thai 2002 เดอะฮอบบิท สุดจิต ภิญโญยิ่ง (Sutjit Phin-yo-ying)
Traditional Chinese 2001 魔戒前傳 哈比人歷險記 朱學恆 (Lucifer Chu)
(Mojie qianzhuan: Habiren lixianji)
Turkish 1996 Hobbit Esra Uzun
Ukrainian 1985 Гобiт, або Мандрiвка за Iмлистi гори O. Mokrovolskyi
Vietnamese 2003
West Frisian 2009 De Hobbit Anne Tjerk Popkema
Yiddish 2012 דער האָביט Barry Goldstein
(Der Hobit) בעריש גאָלדשטײן