Etymologie, Etimología, Étymologie, Etimologia, Etymology
NI Nicaragua, Nicaragua, Nicaragua, Nicaragua, Nicaragua
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Nicaragua (W3)

"Nicarao" war entweder der Name eines Anführers einer indigenen Gruppe oder der Name der Hauptstadt des Stammes. Der spanische Forscher Gil González Dávila kombinierte diesen Namen mit dem Span. "Agua" für dt. "Wasser" (mit Bezug auf die zwei großen Seen im Westen des Landes) zu "Nicaragua".

(E?)(L?) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_country_name_etymologies

"Nicaragua": A merger coined by the Spanish explorer Gil González Dávila after "Nicarao", a leader of an indigenous community inhabiting the shores of Lake Nicaragua and "agua", the Spanish word for "water"; subsequently, the ethnonym of that native community.


(E?)(L?) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicarao

"Nicarao" is the name of the capital city of the most populous indigenous tribe when the Spanish arrived in "Nicaragua". Gil González Dávila, who first explored the area, came up with this Central American country's name by combining "Nicarao" and the Spanish word "Agua", meaning "water", after the two large lakes in the west of the country, Lake Managua and Lake Nicaragua.
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(E1)(L1) http://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?corpus=0&content=Nicaragua
Abfrage im Google-Corpus mit 15Mio. eingescannter Bücher von 1500 bis heute.

Engl. "Nicaragua" taucht in der Literatur um das Jahr 1710 auf.

Erstellt: 2014-10

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