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The name Canada most likely comes from a St. Lawrence Iroquoian word kanata, meaning "village" or "settlement". In 1535, inhabitants of the present-day Quebec City region used the word to direct explorer Jacques Cartier toward the village of Stadacona. Cartier used the word 'Canada' to refer to not only that village, but the entire area. By 1545, European books and maps began referring to this region as Canada

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The name Canada comes from a native word Kanata. This is a word that was used by early explorers and it means a settlement or a village.

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