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

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Created Oct 21, 2009ReportNominate
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