English loanwords by language of origin Quiz Stats

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Native form and language English form/loanword % Correct
topaĝan (Micmac)toboggan
63.7%
cavolfiore (Italian)cauliflower
62.9%
Juracán (Taíno)hurricane
59.2%
maxkeseni (Proto-Algonquin)moccasin
58.5%
hashshashin (Arabic)assassin
53%
za'farān (Arabic)saffron
52.2%
barbakoa (Taíno)barbecue
51.2%
capuzar (Spanish)capsize
45.3%
pappekak (Dutch)poppycock
41.8%
dafēng (Mandarin Chinese)typhoon
39.3%
Taler (German)dollar
37.6%
gōng hé (Mandarin Chinese)gung ho
37.3%
bean sídhe (Irish)banshee
36.6%
shah mat (Persian)checkmate
33.1%
feitiço (Portuguese)fetish
30.6%
Native form and language English form/loanword % Correct
ahuacatl (Nahuatl)avocado
25.4%
kocsi (Hungarian)coach
21.6%
kakatua (Malay)cockatoo
19.4%
pandi-kokku (Telugu)bandicoot
18.7%
qahwah (Arabic)coffee
16.7%
callamellus (Latin)caramel
16.2%
sluagh-ghairm (Scottish Gaelic)slogan
16.2%
bommekijn (Dutch)bumpkin
13.7%
az-zahr (Arabic)hazard
12.2%
kampung (Malay)compound
7.7%
acajú (Tupi)cashew
7.5%
baṅglā (Hindi)bungalow
5.5%
díaspros (Byzantine Greek)diaper
5.5%
loef (Dutch)aloof
4.5%
kuribu (Akkadian)cherub
1.2%

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