Jerome asked in Society & CultureRoyalty · 1 month ago

How did California get it's name?

Is it true it's name after a black Queen?

How and why?🤔

Update:

Mythical race of black women.....

YOU SOUND RETARDED.

Update 2:

And YOUR history say there were no blacks in America before whites.

While convincing everyone your history is truth by brainwashing them with religion.👁️

Update 3:

Needed the whip for US. Black attitude of royalty is too strong. This comes from that mythical race of Black QUEENS.🤭

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  • Enigma
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago

    California means 'hot furnace' as it can get very,very hot there.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    What  black queen??There  were  no blacks in America  at that time but it  was named  by the spanish after a mythical  race of  black women obviously from Africa.Yes  there  were  only the american  indians  who  are not black before  the whites  arrived

  • 1 month ago

    It was named after the hotel in the Eagles song.

  • Alan H
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    It comes from a 16th C Spanish romantic novel

    Referring to an island near the garden of Eden

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    I don’t know but I have a lovely shed in my garden if that is of any use. 

  • Phil
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    Extracts from Wiki,

    "The first known mention of the legend of the "Island of California" was in the 1510 romance novel Las sergas de Esplandián by Garci Rodríguez de Montalvo—the sequel to Montalvo's more famous tales of Amadis de Gaula, father of Esplandian. He described the island in this passage:

    " Know, that on the right hand of the Indies there is an island called California very close to the side of the Terrestrial Paradise; and it is peopled by black women, without any man among them, for they live in the manner of Amazons."

    " It is probable that this description prompted early explorers to misidentify the Baja California Peninsula as the island in these legends."In 1553  Spanish  conquistador/explorer Hernán Cortés named the region after the legendary island of California with the assumption that it was a large island.

    He named it " Isla de Californie ".

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Island_of_California

    ps, Although Queen Calafia had a name similar to the island of California  the legendary island was not named after her- it was named California before she was born and she may have been named after the island which may or may not have gotten it's name from " Island of the Calliphes" as the tribe living there were described as a dark tribe of Muslim women.

  • California is actually named after the famous song Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

  • Clo
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    You've answered your own question.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calafia

    Calafia, or Califia, is the fictional queen of the island of California, first introduced by sixteenth-century poet Garci Rodríguez de Montalvo in his epic, Las sergas de Esplandián (The Adventures of Esplandián), written around 1510. The Californias, a region of North America encompassing the U.S. state of California and the Mexican states of Baja California and Baja California Sur, take their name from Calafia and her kingdom.

     It is not known who first named the area California but between 1550 and 1556, the name appears three times in reports about Cortés written by Giovanni Battista Ramusio. However, the name California also appears in a 1542 journal kept by explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo, who used it casually, as if it were already popular. The name became popular with the Spaniards, and the only name used by non-Spaniards, and by 1770, the entire Pacific coast controlled by Spain was officially known as California.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Named after a fictional  queen in Spanish literature, Queen Calafia, whose island kingdom (called California) of black warrior women was described by the 16th century poet, Garci Rodríguez de Montalvo in the epic tale, The Adventures of Esplandián. It is thought that the southern part (now Mexico) where the Gulf of California creates a peninsula was actually an island. The popularity of the novel means nearly 70 places have the name California in Latin America and around the world.

  • .
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Montalvo held in his mind the Spanish word calif, the term for a leader of an Islamic community.

    Origin of the name California - Wikipedia

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