それって本当ですか?

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私たち日本人がそれぞれの国に抱いているイメージや
聞いたことのある話題について サンライズの先生達が、お話しをしてくれています!
楽しい内容になっていますので、是非、読んでみてください!!

Is it true that Canada was not called Canada in the past? 


Yes, Canada was originally called Kanata, which is an Iroquoian (an aboriginal language) name. When the French explorer Jacques Cartier asked for directions in 1535, he was given the name Kanata. According to Canadian history, the two aboriginal youths who spoke with Cartier thought that he wanted to go to their village, which translated to Kanata in Iroquois. Cartier mistakenly thought that they were telling him the name of the country and that's how Canada was first called Kanata. 

Before 1867 what is now Canada was various different British Colonies that each had their own name. 

へぇぇぇぇ….!もともと、CanadaではなくKanataというフランス人探検家が北米大陸を訪れた時にガイドをした原住民の人の名前だったんですねぇ。

explorer: 探検家