What’s the Difference?
This is a common question. Regarding burros and donkeys in specific, there’s a very simple answer…
The Spanish word “burro” came from the word “Burrisimo” meaning little horse. The word Donkey came from the English word “dun” and “ky” which means small. Basically, both words have the same meaning… or do they?
Here in the U.S. we use both terms, for these specific reasons…
- A Donkey is domesticated
- A Burro is wild, or free roaming
That was easy, now, if you really want to get really technical?
Donkey, Ass, Burro, Mule, What They All Mean.