History of the word "tea": How the word "tea" spread over land and sea — Quartz


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Tea if by sea, cha if by land: Why the world only has two words for tea
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june 2018 by amitkaps
True, but the two words have very different and interesting histories...
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march 2018 by kerim
With a few minor exceptions, there are really only two ways to say “tea” in the world. One is like the English term—té in Spanish and tee in Afrikaans are two examples. The other is some variation of cha, like chay in Hindi. Both versions come from China.
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With a few minor exceptions, there are really only two ways to say “tea” in the world. One is like the English term— té in Spanish and tee in Afrikaans are two…
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With a few minor exceptions, there are really only two ways to say “tea” in the world. One is like the English term—té in Spanish and tee in Afrikaans are two examples. The other is some variation of cha, like chay in Hindi.

Both versions come from China. How they spread around the world offers a clear picture of how globalization worked before “globalization” was a term anybody used. The words that sound like “cha” spread across land, along the Silk Road. The “tea”-like phrasings spread over water, by Dutch traders bringing the novel leaves back to Europe.
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february 2018 by sspela
The map demonstrates two different eras of globalization in action: the millenia-old overland spread of goods and ideas westward from ancient China, and the 400-year-old influence of Asian culture on the seafaring Europeans of the age of exploration. Also, you just learned a new word in nearly every language on the planet.
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january 2018 by aries1988
With a few minor exceptions, there are really only two ways to say “tea” in the world. One is like the English term— té in Spanish and tee in Afrikaans are two…
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With a few minor exceptions, there are really only two ways to say “tea” in the world. One is like the English term— té in Spanish and tee in Afrikaans are two…
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With a few minor exceptions, there are really only two ways to say “tea” in the world. One is like the English term—té in Spanish and tee in Afrikaans are two examples. The other is some variation of cha, like chay in Hindi.
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january 2018 by pupi
Tea, Shey, They.. Explications.
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january 2018 by arslan
Tea if by sea, cha if by land: Why the world only has two words for tea
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History of the word "tea": How the word "tea" spread over land and sea
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january 2018 by kejadlen
Both versions come from China. How they spread around the world offers a clear picture of how globalization worked before “globalization” was a term anybody used. The words that sound like “cha” spread across land, along the Silk Road. The “tea”-like phrasings spread over water, by Dutch traders bringing the novel leaves back to Europe.
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january 2018 by ayamnotkambing
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january 2018 by TaylorPearson
Both versions come from China. How they spread around the world offers a clear picture of how globalization worked before “globalization” was a term anybody used. The words that sound like “cha” spread across land, along the Silk Road. The “tea”-like phrasings spread over water, by Dutch traders bringing the novel leaves back to Europe.
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january 2018 by karoshiya
RT : Fascinating: Tea if by sea, cha if by land: Why the world only has two words for tea
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january 2018 by archangel
With a few minor exceptions, there are really only two ways to say “tea” in the world. One is like the English term—té in Spanish and tee in Afrikaans are two examples. The other is some variation of cha, like chay in Hindi. Both versions come from China.
january 2018 by pitiphong_p
With a few minor exceptions, there are really only two ways to say “tea” in the world. One is like the English term—té in Spanish and tee in Afrikaans are two examples. The other is some variation of cha, like chay in Hindi. Both versions come from China.
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january 2018 by josephaleo
Learn something new every day...
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january 2018 by beckymonster
"Cha" spread via land, mostly by the Silk Road; "Tea" (from the Min Nan dialect spoken in Fujian) spread via sea.
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january 2018 by pozorvlak
RT : “Tea” if by sea, “cha” if by land...

海から運ばれたら『ティー』
陸から運ばれたら『茶』

というお話
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january 2018 by aredridel
Tea if by sea, cha if by land: Why the world only has two words for tea
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january 2018 by mirthe
Both versions come from China. How they spread around the world offers a clear picture of how globalization worked before “globalization” was a term anybody used. The words that sound like “cha” spread across land, along the Silk Road. The “tea”-like phrasings spread over water, by Dutch traders bringing the novel leaves back to Europe.
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january 2018 by carlesbellver
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january 2018 by jackfranklin
Map: How the word “tea” spread over land and sea to conquer the world | With a few minor exceptions, there are really only two ways to say “tea” in the world. One is like the English term— té in Spanish and tee in Afrikaans are two… | http://ift.tt/2CTKePi | via Instapaper and IFTTT
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january 2018 by habi
Tea if by sea, cha if by land: Why the world only has two words for tea - excellent article by @nkl at @qz https://t.co/4wxorTiJ9j
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january 2018 by bytebot
RT : There are pretty much only two ways to say "tea" in the world. Early globalization in action
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january 2018 by sbmandal
RT jolly_coeur : 마시는 차를 가르키는 단어는 세상에서 차 Cha 랑 티 Tea 밖에 없다고 - 차가 육로를 통해 전파 되었으면 ‘차’ 해상을 통했을 경우는 ‘Tea’ http://bit.ly/2D5TqV3 January 13, 2018 at 12:00AM http://twitter.com/jolly_coeur/status/951831175353524224
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january 2018 by seoulrain
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Most countries' words for tea are variations on either (1) "tea" or (2) "cha"

That's how you can tell if they got it via sea trading (from a coastal part of China calling it "te") or land trading (from a landlocked part of China calling it "cha")https://t.co/M5pqg26u5U http://pic.twitter.com/bsqy0SKD6x

— Julia Galef (@juliagalef) January 12, 2018
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january 2018 by fpina
With a few minor exceptions, there are really only two ways to say "tea" in the world. One is like the English term—té in Spanish and tee in Afrikaans are two examples. The other is some variation of cha, like chay in Hindi. Both versions come from China. How they spread around the world offers a...
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january 2018 by geetarista
With a few minor exceptions, there are really only two ways to say “tea” in the world. One is like the English term—té in Spanish and tee in Afrikaans are two examples. The other is some variation of cha, like chay in Hindi.
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january 2018 by cmananian
With a few minor exceptions, there are really only two ways to say “tea” in the world. One is like the English term— té in Spanish and tee in Afrikaans are two…
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