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.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Kanada (German), Canadá (Portuguese), Canadá (Spanish)
SAME SPELLING: Canadá