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

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Created Oct 21, 2009ReportNominate
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