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"We don't just borrow words. On occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary". - Booker T. Washington Booker T. Washington Booker Taliaferro Washington (April 5, 1856 – November 15, 1915) was an African-American political leader, educator and author. ...



These are lists of words in the English language which are known as "loanwords" or "borrowings," which are derived from other languages: The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... A loanword is a word directly taken into by one language from another with little or no translation. ...

Words of Australian Aboriginal origin, have entered many languages. ... This is a list of English language words that come from any of the sub-Saharan African languages. ... Several words from the Afrikaans language have been absorbed into English, primarily from British soldiers who served in the Boer Wars. ... Words of Arabic origin have entered the English language and many European languages. ... Words of Chinese origin, i. ... This is a list of English language words of Czech language origin: háček  a diacritical mark, literally little hook howitzer  from houfnice, an ancient Hussite weapon Pils, Pilsner, Pilsener  from Plzeň, a Czech city pistol  from píšťala, an ancient Hussite weapon; disputed—alternative sources have been suggested polka... This is a list of words of Dutch language origin. ... This is a list of English words that are thought to have their origin in Etruscan and were borrowed through Latin. ... For a list of words with Finnish language origins, see the Finnish derivations category of words in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Rather few words of Finnish origin have entered other languages, the language being a net importer of words. ... Words of French origin have entered English and other languages. ... Below is a list of German expressions used in English. ... Words of Greek origin make up at least 5. ... This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. ... A number of Hawaiian words have made their way into the English language. ... This is a list of English words of Hebrew (and related Semitic) origin. ... This is a list of English words of Hungarian origin: biro  From Bíró. ... It has been suggested that Adda (Indian) be merged into this article or section. ... This is a list of English words of Sanskrit origin: Aryan Avatar Axis Bandana Cashmere Candy - from khanda via Arabics qandi Chakra Cheetah Dharma Guru Himalayas - mountain range Juggernaut- a large moving object Jute Kamasutra Karma Loot Mandala Mongoose Musk Nirvana Orange Palanquin Punch - the drink Pundit - a scholarly... This is a list of English words of Tamil origin: cash  (when referring to any of various coins used in southern India and China) kAsu (= a small copper coin). Note that cash meaning money comes ultimately from Latin capsa (=chest). cashewnut  Kaasukku ettu THis was initially sold as eight pieces... This is a list of English language words of Hindi language origin: bangle  from bangṛī बांगड़ी, an ornament worn by ladies on their wrists. ... For a list of words with Urdu language origins, see the Urdu derivations category of words in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Words of Urdu origin have entered other languages. ... For a list of words with Bengali language origins, see the Bengali derivations category of words in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Words of Bengali origin have entered other languages. ... List of English words og Telugu origin: Bandicoot ... This is a list of English language words of Irish origin, including from the Celtic Irish language and the Germanic Hiberno-English and Ulster Scots languages. ... This is a list of English words borrowed from Scottish Gaelic: bard  From bàrd, poet or reciter. ... This is a list of English words borrowed from Scottish Gaelic: bard  From bàrd, poet or reciter. ... Many Words of Italian origin have entered other languages. ... Words of Japanese origin have entered many languages. ... Words of Korean origin have entered other languages. ... Because Latin words make up some 60% of the language, this is necessarily a deeply incomplete list of English language words of Latin language origin, a full list of which would be tens of thousands of words long. ... This is a list of Latin words with derivatives in English (and other modern languages). ... Loan words from Malay in English amok  (berserk), as in to run amok bamboo  from semambu caddy  from kati (a measurement unit, whereby 1 kati = approximately 600 g) cockatoo  from kakak or sister and tua or older compound (enclosed group of buildings)  by folk etymology from kampung or village cooties... Words of (New Zealand) Maori origin have entered many languages. ... This is a list of English language words of Native American language origin. ... Some words from the Norwegian language have entered into common English usage. ... Words of Old Norse origin that have entered the English language, primarily from the colonisation of eastern and northern England between 800-1000 CE. Old Norse (abbreviated in dictionaries as ) existed in its spoken and written form from c. ... As fellow Indo-European languages, English and Persian have many words which share a common Proto-Indo-European origin, and many of these cognate words often have similar forms. ... This is a list of words used in the English language that were borrowed or derived from the Polish language. ... This is a list of English words borrowed from Portuguese: albacore  from albacor from Arabic al-bukr (=the young camels) albino  from albo (=white) auto-da-fé, a judicial ‘act’ or sentence of the Inquisition  from auto da fé (=act of faith) Baroque  (= unshapely pearl) bossa nova  (= new tendency or... This is a list of English words of Quechuan origin. ... These are words in the English language which come from Romanian. ... Many languages, including English, contain words possibly borrowed from Russian. ... This is a list of English language words of Slovak language origin: robot  from robota forced labor, coined by Czech writer Karel ÄŒapek (1890-1938) in his (Rossums Universal Robots). ... This is a list of English language words of Scots language origin. ... This is a list of English language words whose origin can be traced to the Spanish language. ... This is a list of English language words borrowed from the Swedish language: angstrom, (after the Swedish scientist Anders Jonas Ã…ngström) bradgard, the number sign on phones, #. Swedish brädgÃ¥rd means timber yard. ... ... This is a list of English language words of Welsh language origin. ... It has been suggested that Yiddish words and phrases used by English speakers be merged into this article or section. ...

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These are lists of words in the English language which are known as "loanwords" or "borrowings," which are derived from other languages:
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English is descended from the language spoken by the Germanic tribes, the Angles, Saxons, and Jutes (Vikings).
English is the first language in Australia (Australian English), the Bahamas, Barbados (Caribbean English), Bermuda, Gibraltar, Guyana, Jamaica (Jamaican English), New Zealand (New Zealand English), Antigua, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Trinidad and Tobago, the United Kingdom (British English) and the United States of America (American English).
English is the most widely used "second" and "learning" language in the world, and as such, many linguists believe, it is no longer the exclusive cultural emblem of "native English speakers", but rather a language that is absorbing aspects of cultures worldwide as it grows in use.
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