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

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

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Created Oct 21, 2009ReportNominate
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