‘The words of the year around the world, in one map’

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The UK’s word of the year wasn’t a word – it was an emoji.

And while the choice by Oxford Dictionaries reflected the surge in popularity of the “fastest growing language”  in the UK, here we look at other words of the year around the world.

Several were directly related to the refugee crisis – such as been the impact of the mass movement of more than a million peope into Europe in the past 12 months.

Germany’s word was ‘flüchtlinge’ (refugees) and Denmark’s was the English phrase ‘refugee flow’.

Find out more here!

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