English is known as a great borrowing language. Among words in the dictionary, roughly 25 percent are native English words, the rest derived from other languages. But how many languages has English borrowed from? The way to find out is to compile a list of words derived from as many different languages as possible.
Word Ways: Vol. 33
, Article 8.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol33/iss2/8