There are many kinds of fairies and each lives in a certain area. For example, brownies, buccas, and pixies live in England; goblins in France: kobolds and nixes in Germany; and elves and trolls in the Scandinavian countries. The word fairy generally refers to various creatures in Western European folklore, fairylike creatures exist in the folklore of many parts of the world. Hawaiian folklore include stories about dwarves called Menehune, who work at night. Japanese folk stories tell of a water demon known as the Kappa.