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  Lists of English words of international origin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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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 List of English words of Indian origin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a list of words in the English language that originated in any of the languages of India.
This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it.
This page was last modified 10:46, 17 May 2006.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_English_words_of_Indian_origin   (190 words)

 Etymology of Selected Words of Indian Language Origin
Hence it is ironical that many Indian words, mainly from Sanskrit and Persian, were absorbed into the English language during the British colonial rule in India, known as the British Raj.
The words that came from South Indian languages meanwhile took the exact opposite course, with 't' and 'd', being pronounced softly or not at all: as in cheroot (Tamil churuttu/shuruttu).
List reasons why these Indian words were borrowed.
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 Take Our Word For It Archives A-D
The words abbot, abbess and abbey are all descendants of Aramaic abba.
The word was chaoua in the late 16th century, and by the early 17th century it was already coffe, and by the mid-17th century it was coffa.
Since this column was originally posted, a reader has indicated that the dashboard prevented rocks and mud from "dashing" riders in buggies and buckboards, and this sounds like a credible explanation for the word's origin.
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 List of English words of Persian origin -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Many words of Persian origin have made their way into the English language through different, often circuitous, routes.
In contrast, intrepid English traders operated in Mediterranean seaports of the Levant from the 1570s, and some vocabulary describing features of Ottoman culture found their way into the English language.
Other words of Persian origin found their way into European languages— and eventually reached English at second-hand— through the Moorish-Christian cultural interface in the Iberian peninsula during the Middle Ages thus being transmitted through Arabic or, much later, through Hindi during the British Raj.
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 KryssTal : The English Language
It is listed as the official or co-official language of over 45 countries and is spoken extensively in other countries where it has no official status.
Because the English underclass cooked for the Norman upper class, the words for most domestic animals are English (ox, cow, calf, sheep, swine, deer) while the words for the meats derived from them are French (beef, veal, mutton, pork, bacon, venison).
English belongs to the Indo-European family of languages, which is a large collection of languages with a common ancestor.
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 American Indian Learner Outcomes
American Indian contributions include achievements in the fields of political and social ideology, language, medicine, mathematics, science, foods, agricultural processing techniques and technology, clothing materials and styles, art and architecture, transportation technology, sports and games.
Common English words such as moose, raccoon, moccasin and toboggan are of American Indian origin.
Approximately 60% of the food upon which the world´s population depends was developed centuries ago by American Indian agrarians who domesticated crops which include among others: six species of maize (150 varieties), five major species of beans, hundreds of varieties of potatoes, squash, pumpkins, tomatoes, peppers, peanuts, chocolate, vanilla, sunflowers and avocados.
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 List of English words of Persian origin | Learn Persian online! | www.Learn-Persian.com
However, this article will be concerned with loanwords, that is, words in English that derive from Persian, either directly, or more often, via one or more intermediary languages.
In contrast, intrepid English traders operated in Mediterranean seaports of the Levant from the 1570s, and some vocabulary describing features of Ottoman culture found their way into the English language.
Other words of Persian origin found their way into European languages— and eventually reached English at second-hand— through the Moorish-Christian cultural interface in the Iberian peninsula during the Middle Ages thus being transmitted through Arabic or, much later, through Hindi during the British Raj.
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 The MAAT Newsletter: EBONICS: A Serious Analysis of African American Speech Patterns
Hence, millions of dollars are spent to teach English as a second language to Mexican, Asian, Indian, Persian, Oriental and other non-English speaking people, while fl children must be content with attempting to grasp knowledge imparted to them in a language that is not their own.
Hence, the English words except, slept, crept and wept are pronounced /eksep/, /slep/, /krep/ and /wep/.
Therefore, the English words mask, desk, tusk and husk are pronounced in Ebonics as /mas/, /des/, /tus/, and /hus/; and the English words west, best, test, fast, last, list and mist are pronounced /wes/, /bes/, /tes/, /fas/, /las/, /lis/ and /mis/ in Ebonics.
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 Lifestyle: Writers' World; Making perfect sense; Aug 31, 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
As against the latest Oxford English Dictionary which lists only 600 English words of Indian origin Hanklyn Janklyn has 2,000 entries, explaining not only their meaning, but their historical roots and context as well.
For ten years he compiled long lists of Indian words he came across in English sources, primarily newspapers, with only Henry Yule's Hobson Jobson-a dictionary of Anglo-Indian words written a century ago-as his inspiration.
Not very original, but Nair does show glimpses of brilliance, when she is not trying to imitate Roy.
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The list of endangered species is published by FWS, Department of the Interior, and should be referenced when inquiring whether a proposed project has the potential to affect endangered species or critical habitats.
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 Thanksgiving Information
Because my Indian ancestors were on both sides of the struggle between the Puritans and the New England Indians and I am well versed in my cultural heritage and history both as an Anishnabeg (Algokin) and Hodenosione (Iroquois), it was felt that I could bring a unique insight to the project.
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 Online dictionaries and thesarus
Some of the words are English, but some are French and German words that got into English.
Hobson Jobson Dictionary of Anglo-Indian terms: WORDS of Indian origin have been insinuating themselves into English ever since the end of the reign of Elizabeth and the beginning of that of King James.
A Latin-English/English-Latin Dictionary Client (Java): This Java applet was written by Djun M. Kim, of the University of British Columbia Mathematics Department, based on a Latin word list compiled by Lynn Nelson at the University of Kansas.
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This glossary of 'Inglish'(Indian English) slang lists words and phrases that are commonly used by Indian speakers of English.
The list is a compilation of common words and is by no means an exhaustive one.
Indians are resigned to waiting in long lines outside government offices for some babu's dastak
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 An introduction to Thirukkural and its author
Moreover, those who are familiar with Malayalam can easily comprehend that these ancient Tamil words have only managed to survive in Malayalam (like many other ancient Tamil words currently in use in Kannada and Telugu) and the people of Kanyakumari use them even today only because of their close proximity to Travancore region of Kerala.
Padmanabhan does not include these in his list, probably because they are not used by the people of Kanyakumari.
On the contrary, the theme of ancient Indian literatures by and large were centred around the objective of achieving Moksha through religious practices.
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 Amardeep Singh: The 'Pariah' Needs a 'Cummerbund': More Indian/English
This list doesn't include words like "curry," "chutney," "masala," or "chai," which are still pretty closely attached to their original Hindustani meaning even when used in English.
Of course, many of the Indian English words that have been added to the dictionary ("bindaas": uppity, rude) are still mostly "regional" -- limited mainly to India, or even particular regions in India.
In Sanskrit the word for the ceremonial contraption for kings etc. to sit on the elephant (essentially a roof but they could see through all the sides) was Verandakah........
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Only intermediate pictures of the object were found in the archives, which unfortunately don't depict the internal structure of the object.
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 American Indian Place Names
Tennessee: of Cherokee origin; the exact meaning is unknown.
Wisconsin: French corruption of an Indian word whose meaning is disputed.
Wyoming: from the Delaware Indian word, meaning "mountains and valleys alternating"; the same as the Wyoming Valley in Pennsylvania.
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 Meanings and origins of sayings and phrases | List of sayings | English sayings | Idiom definitions | Idiom examples | ...
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 AskOxford: New Words
Below are some of the new words to enter our most recently published dictionary of current English: the Oxford Dictionary of English (Revised Second Edition).
• noun [mass noun] informal a blend of Hindi and English, in particular a variety of English used by speakers of Hindi, characterized by frequent use of Hindi vocabulary or constructions.
Just email us with the word and a brief explanation of what it means, and if possible, where you came across it, to askoxford@oup.com.
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However, the name of one of the original twelve sons is missing - the tribe of Dan.
He was also a High priest not of the line of Levi but of a new priesthood of unknown origin.
Alone on the devastated earth he will be forced to think about the sins that occurred because of the rebellion that originated and continued with him.
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 The Hindu : National : More Indian words in Oxford dictionary
The lexicon includes this word which is actually a compliment to a beautiful girl.
Award winning novels of the growing tribe of Indian and Diaspora writers, such as Salman Rushdie, Upamanyu Chatterjee, Vikram Seth and Arundhati Roy have ensured that words of Indian origin become part of English.
Among the new Indian words that make an entry into the lexicon are `Bhagwan' (Indian God), `bhakti' (devotional worship directed to a supreme deity), `bhajan' (a devotional song), bhang (cannabis) and `adda' (informal conversation).
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 Amerindian Words in English
This list may seem exhaustive, but it's not-- the OED lists a few hundred more words.
They're Americanisms, and the former at least recalls the Cherokee negative, a nasalized high vowel.
And on the third hand-- you need a lot of hands in philology-- nasals with negatives and central vowels are suspiciously common across the world (like "mama" or "papa"), and are thus hard to attribute to borrowing.
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The seven parenting techniques listed below were compiled from books and articles on adoption and by interviewing experts in transracial and transcultural adoption.
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 - How many Native American words do you know? Probably more than you think. -Native American Indian Tribes - Over 2,000 ...
The early colonists began borrowing words from friendly Native Americans almost from the moment of their first contact, and many of those names remain in our everyday English language today.
Idaho -A coined name with an invented Indian meaning: "gem of the mountains;" originally suggested for the Pike's Peak mining territory (Colorado), then applied to the new mining territory of the Pacific Northwest.
I was supposed to be doing this for my english class and I thought it was a weird assignment to find out words that are indian that we use today but I actually find it really interesting!
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Includes a list of his compositions, an autobiographical sketch and comments by oth´(r)s about this grea¯ composer, and newspaper reviews of his life and compositions.
Indian Rhythmic Cycles - a description of the taala system of North and South India, with definitions, pronunciation guides, notation of solkattu, MIDI files, midi maps and descriptions of tabla and mridangam, and information about the talas.
Indian Classical Newsgroup RMIC - with carnatic, hindustani primers and beginner's lists, plus archives, hindustani and carnatic ragas, percussion primer, great hindustani performances, equivalent notes in western and indian classical, tamil film songs based on ragas, list of tyaagaraaja kritis, info on tyaagaraaja, list of annayya kritis, links to ns sundar's page.
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