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Many words have been borrowed from Hindi by English.
Avatar, bandanna, bungalow, dinghy, guru, jungle, khaki, karma, loot, mantra, nirvana, punch, pajamas, sorbet, shampoo, thug, typhoon, and yoga are some Hindi loanwords.
A school district in California considered prohibiting the use of Merriam-Collegiate Webster's Dictionary.
The name Dussehra is derived from the Sanskrit phrase Dash Hara, which in English means "the defeat of the Sun.