European languages by number of native speakers
There are almost a hundred different languages spoken natively in Europe, but only about 40 of them have 1 million speakers or more. The (...)
July 16, 2017 – Jakub MarianMaps
‘July’ in European languages
July, the seventh month of the year, was named iūlius by the Roman Senate in honour of the Julius Caesar, and the Latin name spread to (...)
July 5, 2017 – Jakub MarianMaps
A simple way to create “radiating waves” in Photoshop
There’s a technique I found about recently that I wanted to share with my readers. There is a simple way to create an impression of (...)
July 4, 2017 – Jakub MarianVisual arts
June in European Languages
‘June’ in European languages
The English name “June” comes from Latin iunius, the month of the Roman goddess Iuno (usually spelled “Juno” in English), who was the (...)
June 7, 2017 – Jakub MarianMaps
Gold reserves of national central banks per capita in Europe
Most national central banks in Europe hold a large amount of reserves in the form of foreign banknotes and deposits, treasury bills, gold, (...)
May 28, 2017 – Jakub MarianMaps
Names of European languages in those languages
The proper term used in linguistics for the name of a language in that very same language is “autonym” (or “endonym”), so the (...)
May 11, 2017 – Jakub MarianMaps
‘May’ in European languages
The month of May is named after Maia, the Roman goddess of growth (her name was thought to be related to the Latin word maior, “larger, (...)
May 4, 2017 – Jakub MarianMaps
Europe: Unemployment Rate by Region in 2016
Eurostat defines an unemployed person as a person aged 15-74 who is: without work during the reference week, available to start work (...)
April 27, 2017 – Jakub MarianMaps
‘Easter’ in European languages
The English word “Easter” (and similar words in several other Germanic languages) is derived from the name Eostre, a Germanic goddess (...)
April 11, 2017 – Jakub MarianMaps
April in European languages
‘April’ in European languages
The name of the fourth month of the Gregorian calendar in most European languages is derived from Latin Aprilis, the etymology of which is (...)
April 8, 2017 – Jakub MarianMaps