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Canada is a village; a country, yes, but originally- a village.

The languages originally spoken on north American grounds in general, and on Canadian grounds in particular were Iroquoian- a group of native American languages that are known for not having labial consonants (b,m,p..) at all! But that’s not the issue here.

In Iroquoian cana’da meant village, and Canadians- villagers.

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Victoria Sheinkin is a writer, content editor, translator and chief editor for UnusedWords.com. Speaking three and a half languages, she holds two BAs from the Tel Aviv university- Communication and jounalism, English literature and linguistics.

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