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The Canary Islands in the Atlantic are named after what?

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The Canary Islands in the Atlantic are named after what?
posted Oct 8, 2015 by Ankur Athari

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Dogs
The likely derivation of Islas Canarias is from the Latin term Insula Canaria, meaning "Island of the Dogs", a name applied to Gran Canaria. [There is speculation that the “dogs” were a species of seal (which translates to "sea dog" in Latin).]

answer Aug 21, 2019 by Divya Bharti
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