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

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

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Created Oct 21, 2009ReportNominate
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