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

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