quizballs 185 - diversity/words quiz 2 - questions without answers
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This quiz illustrates the diversity of the English-speaking world. The words in the answers came into the English language from different languages. They reflect cultural diversity - people of different nationalities and ethnicities, etc., mixing together, and often adopting cultural behaviours as well as the language.
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quizballs 185 - free language diversity and general knowledge questions for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
For each question, what is the 'non-English' word that was adopted into English, from the source language(s) shown:
- Forbidden, unmentionable - from Tongan?
- Mountain guide, and 1975 British Leyland van brand, later the Leyland Daf Pilot - from Tibetan?
- Seasonal South Asia wind and accompanying rainfall - from Dutch?
- Long wrap-around skirt meaning sheath or quiver - from Malay?
- Clumsy awkward person, whose earlier root gave us also 'clot' in English - from Yiddish?
- Variety (of choices) - from Swedish?
- The same (not the same as the question above, simply, 'the same') - from Italian?
- The phonetic neutral vowel sound shown as ə - like the 'eh' at the end of 'sofa' and the start of 'along' (whose symbol is an inverted 'e') - from German - and bonus point - a different word meaning the same thing from Hebrew instead?
- Ghost or spirit, typically unseen and moving things - from German?
- Isolation, quarantine, or secrecy - from Persian/Urdu?
- Beer brewed for storing/keeping - from German?
- Long story - from Old Norse?
- Massacre of an ethnic group - from Russian/Yiddish?
- Joy in the misfortune of others - from German?
- Courage - from a rude Spanish metaphor?
- Group journey in specific continent - from Kiswahili?
- Hot steam bath - from Finnish?
- Happiness or blissful death through elightenment (literally 'blowing out') - from Sanskrit?
- Soft leather heelless shoe whose sole is upturned to form sides - from Virginian Algonquian?
- Military ruler, and Mitsubishi 4x4 - from Japanese?
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