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DID THE VIKINGS NAME AMERICA?

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A NUMBER of theories regarding the origin of the name ‘America’ have been advanced, but none have been proved true. First, and most generally accepted, is that the name ‘America’ is derived from the first name of Amerigo Vespucci, an Italian map maker and self-promoter who explored the seacoasts of North America in the decade…

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