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

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Created Oct 21, 2009ReportNominate
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