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* Canada is an Indian word meaning "Big village."
* Cat's urine glows under a black light.
* Cats can produce over one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs can only produce about ten.
Isn't it amazing?

Asked by Palanivelu, 24 Jan '09 08:06 am
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1568 (implied in Canadian), said to be a Latinized form of a word for "village" in an Iroquoian language of the St. Lawrence valley that had gone extinct by 1600. Most still-spoken Iroquoian languages have a similar word (e.g. Mohawk kana:ta "town"). Canada goose is attested from 1772.------------------------------------------------------------ ----------
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WORD HISTORY Linguistically, mountains can be made out of molehills, so to speak: words denoting a small thing can, over time, come to denote something much larger. This is the case with Canada, now the name of the second-largest country in the world but having a much humbler origin. Apparently its history starts with the word kanata, which in Huron (an Iroquoian language of eastern Canada) meant village. Jacques Cartier, the early French explorer, picked up the word and used it to refer to the land around his settlement, no ...more
Answered by DRSiva, 24 Jan '09 10:28 am

 
  
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Answered by radduash, 24 Jan '09 08:23 am

 
  
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