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“Father” in European languages
It is probably not surprising that the English word “father” and German “Vater” share a common origin, but did you know that Irish and (...)
June 17, 2018 – Jakub MarianMaps
Most commonly grown cereal by region in Europe
The map below shows exactly what the title suggests: the most commonly grown type of cereal by region (in 2016), based on the area covered (...)
June 14, 2018 – Jakub MarianMaps
Population by country in Europe: Map
The map below shows the population of European countries in millions, based on data by the World Bank from 2016. Please note that high (...)
June 4, 2018 – Jakub MarianMaps
“Child” in European languages
The map below shows the word “child” (in the sense of a “young human being”) translated into various European languages. Words that share (...)
June 1, 2018 – Jakub MarianMaps
Tree cover of the world
Over the course of the last few months, I published a series of maps showing the tree cover of various parts of the world, based on data (...)
May 28, 2018 – Jakub MarianMaps

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Vintage map of Italy
Vintage 3D map of Italy by Litografia Corbetta
The map below was published by Litografia Corbetta, a printing company that existed in Italy in the 19th century. I have created a (...)
May 23, 2018 – Jakub MarianMaps
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Origin of the word “kid”
The noun “kid” in contemporary English is mostly used to informally refer to a child, e.g. “she’s just a kid” or “only 90s kids will (...)
May 12, 2018 – Jakub MarianEnglish
Anthems of European countries
National anthem by country in Europe
The map bellow shows the beginning of the national anthem of each European country (except for several microstates) translated into (...)
May 10, 2018 – Jakub MarianMaps
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Estimate of the number of native Polish speakers
Different sources give very different estimates for the number of native Polish speakers, ranging from 39 million to 55 million, and they (...)
May 9, 2018 – Jakub MarianLanguage learning
Land cover of Europe
Land cover of Europe
The map below is based on data by the European Space Agency (the CCI project). It shows Europe and adjacent parts of Asia and Africa with (...)
May 7, 2018 – Jakub MarianMaps