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List of English words of Portuguese origin
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List of English words of Portuguese origin

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") ;bossa nova :(= "new tendency" or "new wave") ;capitao, a head-man, leader of a gang, etc., in Africa. :from capitão (="captain") ;carnauba :from carnauba ;caldera : from caldeira (="boiler") ;caste : from casta ;cobra : short for cobra de capello (="hooded snake") ;cocoa :from coco ;cow-tree, a tree abundant in a milk-like juice :from palo de vaca (="tree of cow") ;dodo :from dodó ;emu :from ema (="rhea") ;grouper :from garupa ;lambada :from lambada (="beating, lashing") ;macaw :from macau ;mandarin :from mandarim from Malay mantri from Hindi matri from Sanskrit mantrin (="counsellor") ;mango :from manga from Malay mangga ;maraca :from maracá from Tupi ;molasses :from melaço ;pagoda :from pagode ;palaver, a chat :from palavra (="word") ;piranha :from piranha from Tupi pira nya (="scissors") ;sable-fish :from savel ;samba :from samba, ultimately of Angolan origin ;tank :from tanque ;tapioca :from tapioca ;teak :from teca ;veranda :from varanda (="balcony" or "railing"), from Hindi varanda or Bengali baranda ;yam :from inhame from West African nyama (="eat")

See also: Lists of English words of international origin

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