This bird has one of the most widespread distributions of any land bird. The world distribution of the owl is shown in a properly cited map at http://www.barnowltrust.org.uk/infopage.html?Id=115
Given that range, it occurs in lots of places without barns, and in places with lots of different languages. Wikipedia lists about 20 common names in English.
And then on we went to survey the rest of the cave, which is another whole story as the big room in the cave was just full of army ants (Genus: Dorylus). Must admit that the survey team was moving as fast as I've ever seen.
It was a memorable day.