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

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Created Oct 21, 2009ReportNominate
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