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Can you name the English loanwords by language of origin?

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

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