Thursday, 17 March 2011
Etsy EuroWeek 2011 - European countries and their languages
50 European countries speaking many different languages.
How amazing is it that , on Etsy (like tons of other places) we expect everyone to read and write the English language. Believe you me , I know how difficult it is to master a foreign language so I am dead proud of my fellow Europeans on Etsy that they just do that.
I have complied a list of all the European countries and the languages that are spoken in parts or throughout the countries.
Wow , I can only speak one of those languages fluently. I delved into French and German at school and learnt a little Italian later on in life. But not in my wildest dreams would I consider selling on Etsy if it was in a different language than English.
Thinking maybe we should be promoting shops from all the european countries - what do you think?
Belgium German, Flemish, French, Picard
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnian
Croatia Croatian, Italian
Cyprus Greek, Cypricot Arabic
Czech Republic Czech
Denmark Danish, German
France Breton, Flemish, Corsican, French, Norman, Occitan, Picard, Basque,
Georgia Greek, Kartvelian
Greece Albanian, Greek
Holy See (Vatican City) Italian
Italy Franco-Provencal, Italian, Occitan, Sardinian
Luxembourg French, Luxembourgish
Macedonia Albanian, Greek , Macedonian
Montenegro Albanian, Montenegrin
Netherlands Dutch, German
Portugal Portugese, Mirandese
Romania Greek, Romanian
Russia Russian, Mongolic
Serbia Albanian, Romanian, Serbian
Spain Aragonese, Asturian, Basque, Catalan, Leonese, Occitan, Spanish
Sweden Elfdalian, Swedish
Switzerland German, French, Italian, Romansh
Turkey Albanian, Greek, Turkish
Ukraine Russian, Ukrainian
United Kingdom English, Scottish, Welsh, Manx