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

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