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Amerika or Vespuccia? | by Sanctu
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Amerika or Vespuccia?

One theory holds that America was named for Amerigo Vespucci. However another theory suggests that the origin comes from the Welshman Richard Amerike, on the basis that if people had places named after them, it would be their surname, rather than their forename that was used. For example, Magellan Straits (Ferdinand Magellan) and Tasmania (Abel Tasman). Other thoughts.

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Taken on October 15, 2008