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Interesting Etymologies 8.1 : Injuns & Indians

Updated: Apr 27, 2022





"Hello again word lovers"


In this episode we explore the origin of the reason Native Americans were described as Indians. We then explore the origin of the name of the country India.


This all opens up some fascinating exploration of some rather strange misunderstandings of native languages. The story of Guinea Pigs and the name of Istanbul/Constantinople alongside the hilarious origins of the word Kangaroo




This programme is also available on our podcast channel Bulldogz Dead Air Our podcast is available on all major platforms, find more information at Anchor FM


Explore the full Interesting Etymologies series archive here




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