How Did El Salvador Get Its Name?

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In the early 16th century, the Spanish conquistadors called the land 'Provincia de Nuestro Senor Jesucristo El Salvador Del Mundo' ('Province of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Savior of the World'), later abbreviated to 'El Salvador'. You can find more information here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Salvador#History
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