Mapping the migration of words

Mapping the migration of words: Infographic reveals the roots of Europe's languages and how countries are linked to the wider world

Words in the maps, such as rose, church and tea, show a shared history
For instance, differences in the word 'tea' are largely due to trade routes

Dutch traders had their main contacts in Fujian and used ‘tea’ or 'thee;
Eastern Europe and Asia, which got their tea overland, tend to use forms such as chai

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