Friday, 21 October 2016

25 Maps That Explain The English Language

English is the language of Shakespeare and the language of Chaucer. It's spoken in dozens of countries around the world, from the United States to a tiny island named Tristan da Cunha. It reflects the influences of centuries of international exchange, including conquest and colonization, from the Vikings through the 21st century.

Here are 25 maps and charts that explain how English got started and evolved into the differently accented languages spoken today.

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