Did you know… : How countries got their names:

How countries got their names: • America was named after the map maker of the    Americas Amerigo Vespucci. • India was named after the Indus River.

How countries got their names:

• America was named after the map maker of the    Americas Amerigo Vespucci.

• India was named after the Indus River.

• England was named after the Anglo-Saxons who lived in the area.

• France was conquered by a group of  Germanic tribes called Franks and they lived there for seven years. France was named after the Franks.

• Australia, comes from Tera Australis incognita    meaning unknown southland

• Canada, in 1535 two Indian youth told Jacque    Cartier about the route to Kanata. They were    referring to the village of Stadacona; Kanata    was simply the Huron-Iroquois word for village    or settlement to refer not only to Stadacona (today   Québec city) but also to the entire area subject    to its chief.

• Russia was named after the Viking tribe the RUS who founded a settlement there.

• Burundi derives from Rundi (kirundi) the language   universally spoken throughout Burundi.

• Guinea, derives from the Berber word aguinaw, or   gnawa (black man), which Berbers (nomadic    Saharan peoples) have used to describe most of   West Africa.

• Kenya was named after Mountain Kenya and this in turn derives from the kikuyu, who refer to the mountain as kirinyaga, or kerenyaga meaning ‘mountain of whiteness’.

• Namibia was derived from Namib, the desert that runs along the Namibia coast. Namib in turn means an   area where there is nothing in the local language.

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