Out on 03 April 2025

Atlas of Languages

Rachel Lancashire-Vermeulen

Illustrated by Jenny Zemanek

Ages 7 to 11
03 April 2025
96 pages


Why does Japanese not have a word for green? Why does Russian have two words for blue? What was the first (human) language in space? Is there anywhere in the world that still speaks ancient Egyptian?

An Atlas of Hidden Languages answers all these questions and more, taking you on a language journey around the world and exploring the complexity, beauty and quirks of languages – most you didn't know existed. Complete with beautifully illustrated maps to explore, intricate language family trees to pore over, eye-catching infographics and a wealth of intriguing and stats to ponder. You'll also be able to impress your friends by learning how to say some rather unusual phrases in a multitude of languages.