Re: OT: coins and currency
|Date:||Sunday, January 8, 2006, 22:10|
And I'm making a somewhat reasonable assumption, but Real sounds close
to Royal (in French and Spanish, they are the same).
On 1/8/06, Ph.D. <phil@...> wrote:
> Carsten Becker wrote:
> > I wonder where the names for the Bolivian _Bolivar_
> > and the Brazilian _Real_ come from. As for Bolivar,
> > is the name just derived from the country's name?
> The country and the currency are named after Simon
> Bolivar, the general who led Peruvian and Bolivian
> forces to victory over the Spanish in the early nineteenth
> --Ph. D.