How Does Canada Got Its Name

How should we name this country?

So, how Canada got its name? What is “Canada”?

Elders gathered together, they threw all the letters of the alphabet in a jar and called them out as they got them out:

“C, eh? N, eh? D, eh?”

There you go!

All jokes aside, “Canada” is a word in Iroquoian language (a native north american tribe, one of the indigenous peoples of the Americas). This word (kanata) simply means a “settlement”, “village” or “land”. Canada called liked that since 16th sentry, when French establish their first colony there.

As you might know a lot of North American places (cities, towns, villages, provinces, states) called like they are because First Nations called these lands accordingly or because a specific Indian tribe lived there.

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