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PronouncedPron.KAN-ə-də English
KA-NA-DA French

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.
Other Languages & CulturesKanada Bulgarian Kanada Croatian Kanada Finnish Kanada German Kanada Hungarian Kanada Polish Canadá Portuguese Kanada Russian Kanada Serbian Canadá Spanish Kanada Swedish Kanada Turkish
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Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute