TIL English words of Hindi or Urdu origin include bandana, bangle, bungalow, cheetah, cushy, dinghy, juggernaut, jungle, khaki, loot, punch (the drink), pundit, pyjamas, shampoo, thug, and typhoon

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  1. “thug” comes from the cult of the Thugee, worshippers of goddess Khali the Destroyer (inspired Indians Jones Temple of Doom). Their modus operandi was to con, rob, and kill travelers on the road. They are estimated to have killed up to 2 Million people.

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