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Loan words from Mongolian into English?

Date Submitted: 14-Dec-2009
From: Enkhbaatar Orgil
Subject: Loan words from Mongolian into English?
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Notice: I have been doing some research loan words and had some difficulty studying English etymology. I was wondering if there are any Mongolian loan words in English language? Not the popular ones like; khan, taiga, or mogul... I know a lot of Turkic origin words and it would be grateful if anyone could send me some more or unknown words? And i would gladly research them here in Mongolia and send you back any result! My sincere wish is to find out the truth so please anybody, help?