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

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Created Oct 21, 2009ReportNominate
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