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

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Created Oct 21, 2009ReportNominate
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