Varangian trade routes in Eastern Europe, The Vikings had a huge influence on what is now known as Russia. There are more Viking artifacts found in Russia than in all of Europe put together. Even the name Russia can be traced to the Vikings as the word "Rus" is derived from an Old Norse term for "the men who row".
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 that explain the English language. #English #language #map