Entertaining but incomplete read,
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Meaning of Tingo: and Other Extraordinary Words from Around the World (Gebundene Ausgabe)
While "The meaning of Tingo" gives a nice insight into the richness of words in other languages and provides explanations on cultural backrounds, customs and expression, it definitely doesn't reach an academic the level. Some words have a rather blurry definition, some are totally outdated and not anymore in use by the native speakers and a huge amount of words is just plain missing. Further the book is written from an American perspective and consequently taking their norms & values as reference for comparisons.
So it's a nice and entertaining present for someone interested in languages, but I wouldn't recommend it to any linguist :)