How did California get it's name?
Is it true it's name after a black Queen?
How and why?🤔
Mythical race of black women.....
YOU SOUND RETARDED.
And YOUR history say there were no blacks in America before whites.
While convincing everyone your history is truth by brainwashing them with religion.👁️
Needed the whip for US. Black attitude of royalty is too strong. This comes from that mythical race of Black QUEENS.🤭
- EnigmaLv 64 weeks ago
California means 'hot furnace' as it can get very,very hot there.
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
What black queen??There were no blacks in America at that time but it was named by the spanish after a mythical race of black women obviously from Africa.Yes there were only the american indians who are not black before the whites arrived
- Mr. BluelightLv 71 month ago
It was named after the hotel in the Eagles song.
- Alan HLv 71 month ago
It comes from a 16th C Spanish romantic novel
Referring to an island near the garden of Eden
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- Anonymous1 month ago
I don’t know but I have a lovely shed in my garden if that is of any use.
- PhilLv 61 month ago
Extracts from Wiki,
"The first known mention of the legend of the "Island of California" was in the 1510 romance novel Las sergas de Esplandián by Garci Rodríguez de Montalvo—the sequel to Montalvo's more famous tales of Amadis de Gaula, father of Esplandian. He described the island in this passage:
" Know, that on the right hand of the Indies there is an island called California very close to the side of the Terrestrial Paradise; and it is peopled by black women, without any man among them, for they live in the manner of Amazons."
" It is probable that this description prompted early explorers to misidentify the Baja California Peninsula as the island in these legends."In 1553 Spanish conquistador/explorer Hernán Cortés named the region after the legendary island of California with the assumption that it was a large island.
He named it " Isla de Californie ".
ps, Although Queen Calafia had a name similar to the island of California the legendary island was not named after her- it was named California before she was born and she may have been named after the island which may or may not have gotten it's name from " Island of the Calliphes" as the tribe living there were described as a dark tribe of Muslim women.
- 1 month ago
California is actually named after the famous song Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.
- CloLv 71 month ago
You've answered your own question.
Calafia, or Califia, is the fictional queen of the island of California, first introduced by sixteenth-century poet Garci Rodríguez de Montalvo in his epic, Las sergas de Esplandián (The Adventures of Esplandián), written around 1510. The Californias, a region of North America encompassing the U.S. state of California and the Mexican states of Baja California and Baja California Sur, take their name from Calafia and her kingdom.
It is not known who first named the area California but between 1550 and 1556, the name appears three times in reports about Cortés written by Giovanni Battista Ramusio. However, the name California also appears in a 1542 journal kept by explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo, who used it casually, as if it were already popular. The name became popular with the Spaniards, and the only name used by non-Spaniards, and by 1770, the entire Pacific coast controlled by Spain was officially known as California.
- Anonymous1 month ago
Named after a fictional queen in Spanish literature, Queen Calafia, whose island kingdom (called California) of black warrior women was described by the 16th century poet, Garci Rodríguez de Montalvo in the epic tale, The Adventures of Esplandián. It is thought that the southern part (now Mexico) where the Gulf of California creates a peninsula was actually an island. The popularity of the novel means nearly 70 places have the name California in Latin America and around the world.
- .Lv 71 month ago
Montalvo held in his mind the Spanish word calif, the term for a leader of an Islamic community.
Origin of the name California - Wikipedia