Why Is It Called the Bay of Pigs?

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It is called 'Bay of Pigs' because of the English translation of the word 'cochinos' to mean 'pigs'. The word, however, refers to the bay of trigger fish.
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The bay of pigs is actually just a translation gone wrong. The bay has been named after a fish found in the bay called a trigger fish. The translation from Spanish to English was
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I am not able to find an origin for the name, but it may be due tot he fact that
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The English translation of cochinos as "pigs" might be erroneous, as in all probability here it refers to a species of triggerfish (Balistes vetula) rather than pigs (Sus
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