Many words in the English vocabulary have their beginnings in another language, some more obvious than others. Here are some common “English” words that are actually of Scots and Scottish Gaelic origin. Printable Word Search  Read More →

Most South American countries were largely colonized by the Spanish, but it is estimated that 80% of the Brazilian population has at least one Portuguese ancestor. There is also significant African, Arabic, Italian, German, Japanese, and Spanish influence as can be seen in the most common surnames in Brazil. Printable Word Search  Read More →

Here are the emperors and empresses that have ruled Japan over the past 600 years. These are not their personal names but the names they are given posthumously. The current Emperor, Kinjo, will likely be renamed Emperor Heisei after his death. Printable Word Search  Read More →

There are many beautiful cathedrals scattered throughout North Ireland. Here are the locations of the Roman Catholic ones, listed by province. Have you been to any of these? Printable Word Search  Read More →

Most everyone is familiar with the Ming Dynasty which was from 1368 to about 1644. But China actually had nearly 5000 years of dynasties in its history. Here is a list, in order, of the general breakdown of those major dynasties. Printable Word Search  Read More →