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.