Who Discovered Newfoundland?

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The island of Newfoundland was first visited by the Icelandic Viking called Leif Eriksson in the 11th century, who called the new land Vinland. The island was later visited by the Italian John Cabot working under contract to England on his expedition from Bristol in 1497.
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Newfoundland was discovered in pre-historic times by people of the First Nations.
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