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Some words in English which are also the names of world languages:
Pear (Cambodia) / Mire (Chad) / Song (Thailand) / Anal (India) / Yoke (Indonesia) / Fang (Gabon) / Bongo (Sudan) / Duke (Polynesia) / Puma (Nepal) / Hung (Laos) / Vale (C Africa Rep) / Bum (W Africa) / Mum (PNG) / Reel (Sudan) / Bats (Georgia) / Ham (Nigeria) / Male (E Africa) / Are (PNG) / Boon (Somalia) / Poke (Congo) / Noon (Senegal) / Fur (Sudan) / Mango (Chad) / Label (PNG) / Anus (Indonesia) / Day (Chad) / Bile (Nigeria) / Con (Laos)
And a few other languages with unusual names: