Kiwi as

Post date: Mar 22, 2014 8:8:11 AM

There are 13 other languages that English borrows more from - with Latin, French and German being right up there. Te Reo Maori fits between Indian (pyjamas, chutney eyc) but ahead of Russian ( borst, vodka)

Apparently Te Reo Maori has heavily influenced English internationally. For every 1000 English words 6 are if Maori origin - kiwi being #1. Plant, animal and bird names are the most prolific of those borrowed ( hence kiwi) but also words like mana for prestige are considered universal.