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

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Created Oct 21, 2009ReportNominate
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