PS.I found this on the Web which does use the word "Tell" generically for Troy.
The source is the University of Cincinnati so it should be reliablehttp://www.cerhas.uc.edu/troy/
A potential problem now is how many other inscribed archaeological sites which are not set in Arabic/Hebrew speaking areas might archaeologists ALSO assign the generic term "Tell" to? Is Nisa a "Tell" for instance? I quote from UNESCO's own news release of Jun 28 2007 when Nisa was inscribed:- "Old Nisa is a 14-ha tell shaped like an irregular pentagon and surrounded by a high defensive earth rampart with more than 40 rectangular towers....."
Or this quote about Ashur (which is of course in an Arabic speaking area!) inhttp://www.assur.de/
"He opened a deep sounding east of the Ishtar temple. In the years of 1889 and 1990 Barthel Hrouda (University of Munich) led expeditions in Ashur. The western part of the tell got explored by magnetometic prospection."
I wonder how many others we can find! You almost begin to wonder whether, if all that the word "Tell" is telling us is that the site is a ruined Middle Eastern city whether it is worth a "Connection" of that name?