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How did Canada get its name?

The name “Canada” may have come from an Indian word meaning “A group of huts.” The origin of Canada’s name is not clear.  Some people think that the word “Canada” may have come from the Indian word “kanata,” meaning “a collection of huts or tents.” Early in Canada’s history, French explorer Jacques Cartier sailed into …

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