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

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

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