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Why did Captain James Cook give the name "The Sandwich Islands" to the Hawaiian Islands on his discovery of them ?

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Why did Captain James Cook give the name "The Sandwich Islands" to the Hawaiian Islands on his discovery of them on 18 January 1778?

posted Sep 3, 2015 by Tapesh Kulkarni

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He named them for John Montagu
John Montagu was the 4th Earl of Sandwich, then the First Lord of the Admiralty and Cook's superior officer.

answer Sep 20, 2019 by Yogeshwar Thakur
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