Fascinating maps to show the origins of words Back to list

Look at the origins of words across Europe.

Take a look at these fascinating maps that show the origins of some words and how words are similar across parts of Europe. For example, did you know that the word ‘orange’ comes from the Sanskrit word for ‘orange tree’ – naranga, while many countries across eastern Europe use the words, such as apelsin or apelsinas for orange, coming from China meaning ‘apple from China’.