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It could be from the Panama tree, or it could be from one of the native languages. The name Panama means "many butterflies" in an indigenous tongue.

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Panama was named by its discoverer Christopher Columbus. The name Panama is an Indian word meaning abundance of fish.

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It is a canal and it crosses the Isthmus of Panama.

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Panama means abundance in the local Indian dialect, in the beginning related with the abundance of water and fish in the region.

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The isthmus of Panama formed around 2.8 million years ago. At one time North and South America were separated but the tectonic plates pushed up and there was some volcanic activity.

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