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Old 10-16-2019, 08:41 AM
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Why was America named after Amerigo Vespucci?


Re: Why was America named after Amerigo Vespucci? I have another fact, I would like to submit.

The article also talks about the Latin (or other) origin of the name. And I recall reading some place the English name 'Emery' has the same origin. I wish I knew where I read that, because then I could provide a cite. Also, I did look up 'America' in my dictionary. And it says it probably derives from the name of a mountain range in Nicaragua, whose origins are Amerindian.

Cecil never included any of this info in his article. So I thought I would. No problem though. I am sure if columnist included every bit of information, the article would just become unwieldy.

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