Re: OT: continents
|From:||Rodlox R <rodlox@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, March 20, 2005, 4:03|
>From: damien perrotin <erwan.arskoul@...>
>Reply-To: Constructed Languages List <CONLANG@...>
>Subject: Re: OT: continents
>Date: Sat, 19 Mar 2005 00:52:58 +0100
>Skrivet gant # 1:
>>Do y'all know where I could find the etymology of the continents' names?
>>But, particularily for Asia and Africa, where are the names from?
>>Could someone help me?
>America comes from the name of an Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci.
>Africa was originally the name of a Roman province created on what had
>been carthage (present day Tunisia). The name itself meant "land of the
>Afri (singular afer). Nobody knows for sure what the Afri were
could the name be related to the Afar tribes of northeastern Africa?