Language Quiz / English Words by Origin

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Can you pick the language of origin of each of these words?

Quiz Updated Apr 25, 2017

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Sushi:
A) Japanese B) Albanian C) Amharic D) Quechua
Llama:
A) Hindi B) Quechua C) Hawaiian D) Polish
Piano:
A) Vietnamese B) Greek C) Portuguese D) Italian
Schlep:
A) Yiddish B) Irish C) Armenian D) Polish
Hurricane:
A) French B) Guaraní C) Wolof D) Taíno
Robot:
A) Japanese B) German C) Czech D) Esperanto
Avatar:
A) Latin B) Greek C) Sanskrit D) Old Church Slavonic
Cockroach:
A) German B) Danish C) Czech D) Spanish
Pundit:
A) Nahuatl B) Hindi C) Russian D) Mandarin
Sauna:
A) Finnish B) Hebrew C) Spanish D) Turkish
Okra:
A) Choctaw B) Igbo C) Swahili D) Portuguese
Embargo:
A) Swedish B) Italian C) Zulu D) Spanish
Banjo:
A) Quiché Maya B) Kannada C) Kimbundu D) Romani
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Cheetah:
A) Swahili B) Zulu C) Arabic D) Hindi
Tycoon:
A) Japanese B) Bengali C) Tamil D) Dutch
Slogan:
A) Lithuanian B) Gaelic C) Cherokee D) French
Squash (noun):
A) Navajo B) Haitian Creole C) Inuktitut D) Narragansett
Orangutan:
A) Hakka B) Malayalam C) Korean D) Malay/Indonesian
Tilapia:
A) Mandarin B) Tigrinya C) Catalan D) Tswana
Algebra:
A) Arabic B) German C) French D) Russian
Wiki:
A) Punjabi B) Hawaiian C) Shona D) Malay/Indonesian
Catamaran:
A) Spanish B) Tamil C) Turkish D) Cantonese
Krill:
A) Norwegian B) Japanese C) Russian D) Irish
Boondocks:
A) Afrikaans B) Welsh C) Tagalog D) Serbo-Croatian
Kumquat:
A) German B) Narragansett C) Thai D) Cantonese
Ombudsman:
A) Swedish B) Tamil C) Onondaga D) Tagalog

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