ENGLISH words with ARABIC origin: List 2

(Photo credit: http://bit.ly/1SpYAZp) I have never been so amazed at how many words comes from Arabic origin. Let’s look at a few right here. (Taken directly from Wikipedia I’m afraid)   coffee, café  قهوة qahwa, coffee. Coffee drinking originated in Yemen in the 15th century.[24] Qahwa (itself of uncertain origin) begot Turkish kahve. Turkish phonology does not have a /w/ sound, and the…