Where did Nicaragua get its name?

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The Spanish gave it that name because Nicarao was the name of a tribal chief in that area.
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How did Nicaragua get its name?

The name Nicaragua comes from the Nicarao (nik- ah-RAH-oh) tribe of people who lived there, and agua, the Spanish word for water. The water referred to the lakes where the Nic

Where did the name of Nicaragua come from?

The name of Nicaragua came from Nicaro, the name of one of the country's early indigenous leaders. He was the most powerful, making him the first recognized leader of the coun