The paint & make-up industries have a very large number of color words. I would like to ignore such terms/words for purposes of this Thread. It also makes sense to ignore words/terms like ruby or ruby red. Even ignoring the above, English has a lot of words for colors. BTW: I have heard that Russian has two different words for hues which English refers to as blue. Is this correct? Red, crimson, vermillion, pink, maroon, & perhaps some others for red hues. Do other languages have his many or more words for red? English includes words for purple, yellow, green, blue, red (see above), pink, brown, tan, white, black, gray, & various others. What other languages have a similar number of color words? I think that French & Italian have a lot of color words, but am not sure of his. BTW: There is an African language which has no word for green: It uses the term The color of ripe grass.