English loanwords by language of origin

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Native form and languageEnglish form/loanwordNative definition
qahwah (Arabic)wine
cavolfiore (Italian)cabbage flower
maxkeseni (Proto-Algonquin)shoe
gōng hé (Mandarin Chinese)work together
kampung (Malay)village
bean sídhe (Irish)woman of the fairies
za'farān (Arabic)yellow
pandi-kokku (Telugu)pig-rat
acajú (Tupi)yellow head
bommekijn (Dutch)little tree
loef (Dutch)the weather side of a ship
topaĝan (Micmac)sled
pappekak (Dutch)soft dung
sluagh-ghairm (Scottish Gaelic)army shout
kakatua (Malay)older sibling
Native form and languageEnglish form/loanwordNative definition
dafēng (Mandarin Chinese)big wind
barbakoa (Taíno)frame of sticks
callamellus (Latin)little reed
díaspros (Byzantine Greek)across white
kuribu (Akkadian)propitious, blessed
shah mat (Persian)the king is ambushed
kocsi (Hungarian)wagon from the town of Kocs
az-zahr (Arabic)chance, luck
capuzar (Spanish)to sink by the head
Taler (German)coin made using silver from the town of Joachimstal
ahuacatl (Nahuatl)testicle
baṅglā (Hindi)of the Bengal type
hashshashin (Arabic)hashish-eater
feitiço (Portuguese)sorcery
Juracán (Taíno)god of the storm

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