Whenever two people come into contact, there is a cultural exchange. Part of that exchange is words. English-speaking people, being among the most adventurous, have come into contact with more languages than most. I have discovered borrowings from tow hundred different languages and dialects.
"Some Fossil Words,"
Word Ways: Vol. 21
, Article 15.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol21/iss4/15