How did California get its name?


The name California came from a romance novel from the early 1600s. In the romance, Queen Califa ruled a land with black amazonians. Conquistadors thought they had found this place.
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The state name of California is most commonly believed to have derived from a fictional paradise peopled by Black Amazons and ruled by a Queen Califia. The myth of Califia is recorded in The Exploits of Esplandian, written by Garci Rodríguez de Montalvo.
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