The English Language

Borrowed Words From
Tamil

9 Words Listed


Tamil Language Notes

Tamil is a Dravidian language spoken in South India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Singapore.

The most "Indian" of words from Tamil is "curry", eaten all the time in the UK.


WordMeaningNotes
anaconda having killed an elephant Large constrictor snake.
cash money  
catamaran bound wood Raft made of bound logs.
corundum ruby Hard crystal used as an abrasive.
curry sauce Spicy Indian meal.
mango   Tropical fruit.
mulligatawny pepper and water Highly seasoned Indian soup.
pariah drummer An outcast.
poppadom   Crispy Indian starter.

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