Borrowed Words

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Can you name the language of origin for the following English loanwords?

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ExamplesLanguage of Origin
Chopsuey, Gung Ho, Wok
Guano, Llama, Puma
Igloo, Kayak, Mukluk
Circus, Index, Quota
Bazaar, Caravan, Shawl
Raccoon, Tomahawk, Wigwam
Bamboo, Junk, Paddy
Canoe, Hammock, Hurricane
Chili, Coyote, Tomato
Futon, Ninja, Tycoon
Banshee, Galore, Shanty
Armada, Lagoon, Stampede
Boondocks, Cooties, Yo-Yo
Drip, Kidnap, Skulk
Assassin, Coffee, Zero
Dyke, Jeer, Yacht
Balaclava, Borscht, Cossack
Howitzer, Polka, Robot
Boomerang, Dingo, Koala
Haka, Kiwi, Moa
Asbestos, Gymnasium, Tyrant
Bravo, Maestro, Umbrella
Ginseng, Kung Fu, Typhoon
Boulder, Smorgasbord, Wicker
ExamplesLanguage of Origin
Cheetah, Jungle, Shampoo
Commando, Trek, Wildebeest
Fjord, Lemming, Slalom
Sherpa, Yak, Yeti
Bungalow, Dinghy, Tom-Tom
Cashew, Piranha, Tapioca
Clan, Glen, Plaid
Cash, Curry, Pariah
Bistro, Mammoth, Troika
Blitz, Lager, Waltz
Coach, Hussar, Shako
Bagel, Klutz, Yenta
Corduroy, Gourmet, Sabotage
Coral, Jubilee, Leviathan
Caviar, Tulip, Yoghurt
Crowd, Flannel, Penguin
Hula, Luau, Ukulele
Horde, Mazurka, Pierogi
Boogie, Gorilla, Mojo
Geyser, Narwhal, Saga
Avatar, Dharma, Nirvana
Breeze, Flamingo, Massage
Bludgeon, Gull, Puffin
Anchovy, Bizarre, Jingo

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