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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 > century. > > --Ph. D. >