For what animal are the Canary Islands in the Pacific named?

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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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See? Your question is flawed, that's 9 already, and just off the top of my head. If you meant it the way Mr. C saw it, then he's right. 1 0 Comment
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