Language Maps

Election in European languages
“Election” in European languages
The English word “election”, French élection, Spanish elección, etc., come from the Latin word ēlectiōn, which in turn comes from (...)
May 23, 2019 – 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 20, 2019 – Jakub MarianMaps
Pronunciation of European capitals
Please note: The article below was an April Fools’ joke, so don’t take it too seriously (but the transcriptions are actually mostly quite (...)
April 1, 2019 – Jakub MarianMaps
Water in European Languages
“Water” in European languages
The English word “water” derives from Proto-Germanic *watōr, which in turn derives from Proto-Indo-European *wódr̥ (“water”). This is (...)
March 22, 2019 – Jakub MarianMaps
Alphabets of Europe Map
There are three different types of alphabets used in Europe: Latin, Cyrillic, and Greek. They all look somewhat similar and share several (...)
January 10, 2019 – Jakub MarianMaps

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Christmas Gift-Bringers of Europe
Christmas gift-bringers of Europe
Find out who brings Christmas gifts in France, Germany, Spain, and many other countries by looking at this neatly coloured map. (...)
December 16, 2018 – Jakub MarianMaps
Languages young Europeans want to learn
In its recent Flash Eurobarometer 466, the European commission asked a random sample of young EU citizens (aged 15–30) which languages (...)
December 3, 2018 – Jakub MarianMaps
1741 linguistic map of Europe, Asia, and Africa
Gottfried Hensel (1687–1765) was a German linguist. His book Synopsis Universae Philologiae, published in 1741, was an early work on (...)
November 28, 2018 – Jakub MarianMaps
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Evolution of the pronoun “I” in Indo-European languages
Most European languages developed from a single language called Proto-Indo-European, spoken approximately between 4500 BC and 2500 BC (...)
November 26, 2018 – Jakub MarianMaps
“Tea” in European Languages (map)
Did you know that “tea” is either “te” or “cha(i)” in almost all languages in the world? Both names originally come from Chinese 茶, (...)
November 12, 2018 – Jakub MarianMaps