Native American Loan Words

Name the words deriving from indigenous languages of the Americas, includes both North and South American native languages.
Includes words loaned/deriving from native North, Central or South american languages
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Meaning
Loan word
Elk
Moose
Reindeer
Caribou
Sled-type of dog
Husky
Small, striped squirrel
Chipmunk
A hooded pull-over jacket
Anorak
Cooking method of roasting meat
Barbecue
Mountain lion OR sexy older woman
Cougar
Tall hickory Tree OR a nut from this tree
Pecan
A sacred object or symbol for a group of people
Totem
Excrement of seabirds, seals or cave bats used as fertilizer
Guano
Dome-shaped hut or other construction, often of snow
Igloo
Tree OR it's fruit with green, fatty flesh
Avocado
A small, narrow Inuit boat
Kayak
Dried lean meat stripes
Jerky
Small llama
Alpaca
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Level 67
Mar 2, 2017
I don't know about the United States, but here in Canada, "Eskimo" is a very racial slur. We prefer Inuit. Also, I think hurricane is another notable word of North American Taino origin.
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Level 62
Mar 2, 2017
Oops, Thanks a lot for letting me know! Definitely didn't mean to offend anyone and I hope I didn't. I'll fix that immediately! And thanks for the tip too, because I already have another quiz coming.