Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 3 years ago

If New England has that name because of the English colonization of that region ?

Then Nova Scotia ("New Scotland" in Latin) in Canada has that name bcz that Region was colonized by the Scots ?

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    Scottish people have a long history in Canada, dating back several centuries. Many towns, rivers and mountains have been named in honor of Scottish explorers and traders such as Mackenzie Bay and Calgary is named after a Scottish beach. Most notably, the Atlantic province of Nova Scotia is Latin for New Scotland. The Scots have influenced the cultural mix of Nova Scotia for centuries and constitute the largest ethnic group in the province, at 29.3% of its population. Many Scottish immigrants were monoglot Scottish Gaelic speakers from the Gàidhealtachd (Scottish Highlands). Canadian Gaelic was spoken as the first language in much of "Anglophone" Canada, such as Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Glengarry County in Ontario. Gaelic was the third most commonly spoken language in Canada.

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    You're racist? Monkey.

  • Athena
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    Sounds good.

  • Edward
    Lv 6
    3 years ago

    Continue to pursue your career as a rocket scientist

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  • Lili
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    It was briefly a Scottish colony, in the 17th century, but this was after it was named. Later, in the 18th and early 19th centuries, there was significant Scottish immigration to the region, but again, the name already existed.

  • Cogito
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    "Nova Scotia" means "New Scotland" in Latin and is the recognised English-language name for the province. In Scottish Gaelic, the province is called Alba Nuadh, which also simply means "New Scotland".

    The province was first named in the 1621 Royal Charter granting the right to settle lands including modern Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Island, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and the Gaspé Peninsula to Sir William Alexander in 1632.

    Source(s): Wikipedia
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