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

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

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