The international usage of language is fascinating


South Africans will recognize the origin of the word as being from Dutch/Afrikaans languages.  The Afrikaans meaning  is:  to make a journey by ox wagon – to migrate and to travel slowly.    Later it was included by local English speaking South Africans to mean a short or long journey.  “Oh did we tell you we are trekking to Durban for a week?”  The word has become a colloquialism.  Now it seems that the word TREK has gone international!  This came to mind when reading a letter recently from a Japanese friend, a lecturer in her home country of English as a second language, that she had gone “TREKKING” in another part of Japan.    Words travel like birds migrating.