English loanwords by language of origin

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

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