“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
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
Names of European capitals in local languages
The map below shows European capital cities together with their names in the local languages (all possible variants are shown in countries (...)
May 3, 2018 – Jakub MarianMaps
Earth in European languages
‘Earth’ in European languages
The English word “Earth”, German “Erde”, Swedish “jorden”, and similar expressions in other Germanic languages come from Proto-Germanic (...)
April 22, 2018 – Jakub MarianMaps
Most studied languages in lower secondary education
Most studied foreign languages in lower secondary education in Europe
English is the most widely studied foreign language in all European countries (which should not be surprising) except Luxembourg, but what (...)
April 5, 2018 – Jakub MarianMaps

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‘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 1, 2018 – Jakub MarianMaps
Official languages in South and Central America
Official languages in South and Central America
The language situation in South and Central America may seem simpleBrazilians speak Portuguese, and the rest speaks Spanish, (...)
March 26, 2018 – 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, 2018 – Jakub MarianMaps
Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania in my linguistic maps
This article explains the methodology I used to generate the Estonian, Latvian, and Lithuanian part of my linguistic maps, such as this (...)
March 9, 2018 – Jakub MarianMaps
Woman in European languages
‘Woman’ in European languages
The map below shows how to say “woman” in European languages. The colouring is based on etymology, not on language families (in other (...)
March 8, 2018 – Jakub MarianMaps