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Why is America actually called America?

Well, a good question - and even many adults have no idea how the American continent got that name.

Why is America actually called America?



Well, a good question - and even many adults have no idea how the American continent got that name. But our star reporter Oskar has found out. After persistent research at the Canadian Embassy and the John F. Kennedy Institute in Berlin, he is sure: the trail leads to Germany ….



After all, the name "America" has been given the "new world" by a certain Mr. Waldseemüller, a professional cartographer, in the days when Columbus and others explored the world - such as Amerigo Vespucci. However, we won't reveal more, because it's here to listen to in our podcast!

 

And here it is, the "America's birth certificate".

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