How to Get on the Map; ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS
QUESTION America is supposed to have been named after Amerigo Vespucci. What other countries are named after people?
WHEN Portuguese mariner Diego Cao landed at the mouth of the Congo River in 1483, there were two distinct kingdoms in the region.
The Kingdom of the Bakongo reigned in the north, while the Quimbundos Kingdom, also known as Ndongo, dominated the western and central areas. The king of the Quimbundos was called Ngola and this region became Angola.
The island of Mauritius was named by Dutch explorers in honour of Prince Maurice of Nassau.
Mozambique was named after Mouzinho de Albuquerque, a 19th-century Portuguese colonialist.
In 1756 the Seychelles became a French colony called Sechelles, named after the Moreau of Sechelles, minister of finance under the kingdom of …
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Publication information: Article title: How to Get on the Map; ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Mail (London). Publication date: January 10, 2003. Page number: 63. © 2007 Daily Mail. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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