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Danny Wier wrote:
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> >From: Barry Garcia <[log in to unmask]>
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> [quote of unknown origin:]
> > >The only Malay word I can think of in English:  (run) amuck;
> > >ketchup/catsup
> > >is via Ml. but originally Chinese.  British Engl. may have a few more.
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> There's also orangutan, which is too often mispronounced "orangutang".

Oh yes: there is also "so long" (farewell) < Malay "salang" < Arabic "salaam".

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