Language Quiz / English loanwords by language of origin

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