Top 10 Spanish Words of Arabic Origin

The previous list that I submitted to Listverse was entitled “Top 10 English Words of Arabic Origin”. Some commenters noted a disparity between this title criteria and the included entries (i.e. “jihad” isn’t an “English word, but rather the English iteration of and Arabic / Islamic phenomenon). This may be a valid argument; however, titles are tricky and the real purpose of such a list is entertainment and education for those interested in etymology, history and other related subjects. In this vein I have made another list consisting of words and terms that have sparked my interest in while studying foreign language. Anyway, haters gonna hate (I don’t know how to say that in either Arabic or Spanish).