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Name Amazonas
Type Political Subdivision & River
Pronounced Pron. a-ma-ZO-nus(Brazilian Portuguese) a-ma-SO-nas(Latin American Spanish) a-ma-THO-nas(Spanish)
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Meaning & History

Reportedly named this way after the warriors, led by women, that attacked Francisco de Orellana's expedition, reminding him of the Amazons of Greek mythology. The word Amazon may come from Iranian *ha-maz-an- ("(one) fighting together") or *ha-mazan- ("warriors").

This is the name of a state of Brazil, as well as the Portuguese and Spanish form of the Amazon river.
Added 9/2/2021 by VerdeIperbolico