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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@...> >To: CONLANG@LISTSERV.BROWN.EDU >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? *curious*