The Canary Islands in the Pacific Are Named after What Animal?

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The Canary Islands were named after dogs. The name came to be when the ancient Romans first reached these islands and found the presence of many wild so they called the new land Insulae Canariae, which means 'Islands of the Dogs.' This is contrary to the belief that the islands were named after the yellow finches called canaries which got their name from the islands and not vice versa.
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The canary islands are actually named after dogs, the Latin for dog being canis, canis (c)
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The Canary Island were named after dogs, or more precisely, sea dogs:
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Canary Islands were named after dogs (from Latin canis, canarius), because of descriptions of numerous wild dogs roaming the islands.
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Canary Islands were named after the native dogs called Canariae. Canary birds got the name from there!
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