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Which everyday English words came from Arabic?

To celebrate the launch of our new Oxford Arabic Dictionary, we’re taking a look at Arabic words in English, or, really, English words that have been adapted from Arabic origins, sometimes crossing through other languages first before entering English. Using the infographic below, find out which everyday English words came from Arabic, and track how they occur in other languages…

Which everday English words came from Arabic?

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