Wednesday, 9 March 2016

10 Unexpected Languages That Enrich The English Vocabulary

French, Latin, and Germanic languages - vast swaths of our lexicon owe their existence to these three culprits, with another sizable chunk coming from Greek.

But English is enriched by the exceptions, the idiosyncratic loanwords from Quechua, Japanese, Swahili, Sanskrit, and more. These non-European languages and language groups have made significant contributions to English, giving us some truly unique and unusual words.

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