Canada
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Place Name CANADA
TYPE: Country
PRONOUNCED: KAN-ə-də (English)   [details]
Meaning & History
Derived from the Iroquoian word kanata meaning "village". This word was used by Native Americans to direct French explorer Jacques Cartier to Stadacona. Cartier used the word to refer to the region.
Related Names
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Kanada (German), Canadá (Portuguese), Canadá (Spanish)
SAME SPELLING: Canadá