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According to the Turks, the name dates back to the time when their country pursued an active aggressive policy and tried to conquer the coastal peoples.
Those, of course, offered fierce resistance, which is why the Turks called the sea “Karaden-Giz”, which can be translated as both black and inhospitable, evil sea. Continue reading
As you know, the discoverer of the American continent, Christopher Columbus, did not call the land discovered by him his name, because he considered it the East coast of Asia, or rather, India.
In Spain, until the end of the XVII century, the name “Western India” was used, and it was forbidden to call the continent “America” in official documents and on geographical maps. Continue reading