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

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