Revision History

loadingDate    Editor    Name ID    Change Summary
11/20/2020, 10:42 PM Mike C venezuela update #109
5/29/2020, 9:30 PM Mike C venezuela added (from user-submitted name 260918)
4/19/2020, 11:42 AM highexpectasians 260918
4/18/2020, 10:22 PM highexpectasians 260918
4/18/2020, 10:10 PM Lucille 260918 Added the usage of Albanian.
4/18/2020, 9:50 PM Lucille 260918
9/1/2017, 1:47 AM Beautiful Victory 260918
8/25/2017, 6:13 PM Sofia 260918
4/21/2017, 4:40 PM anonymous

Meaning & History

Possibly from Italian Veneziola meaning "little VENICE". This is the name of a country on the northern coast of South America. The region was supposedly named this in 1499 by a Spanish expedition (which included Amerigo Vespucci) because an indigenous town on Lake Maracaibo was built on stilts over the water, reminiscent of the Italian city. Another theory suggests that the country's name comes from Veneciuela, the name of a local people.