What Is The Origin Of The Country Name Venezuela?
im doinq a project and i need to know what the origin of the country venezuela basically it means where did the name come from. help out please thanksss(:
- 10 years agoFavorite Answer
an expedition led by Alonso de Ojeda visited the Venezuelan coast. The stilt houses in the area of Lake Maracaibo reminded the navigator Amerigo Vespucci of the city of Venice, (Italian: Venezia), so he named the region "Venezuela," meaning "little Venice" in Italian.Source(s): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venizuela