What did Columbus call the people in Asia?
They were called Injins but he called them Indians.Thats how we have Indians today!
Columbus call Native Americans indians because he though he made to Asia or India
Columbus called the Native Americans "Indians" because he thought he had reached India or Asia.
Columbus thought he was in India, and in his way to Asia, the land he founded was the island of Hispaniola, what we now know as Haiti, and Dominican Republic.
Christopher Columbus believed that he had sailed all the way to the East Indies, probably somewhere near the islands we now call Malaysia. He didn't realize that he had only sailed less than halfway to Asia.
Christopher Columbus never got to Asia he thought he was in Asia but he was in the Americas
There was really no reason people came to Americas because Christorpher Columbus thought that America was Asia. He though that because he didn't know that there was land that blocked Asia. His goal was to reach Asia because there were stories that said that there was gold in Asia so Christopher Columbus wanted that gold.
Polo's book was a best seller. He described places, people, and things that no one had ever seen. For men like Columbus it was a call to explore and to find ways to bring back the things people wanted. The man/country that found a water route to Asia would be very rich and dominate the waterways to Asia. This was motivated by riches, fame, and power.
Christopher Columbus had forced them with gunpoint to drive them out of Asia
No Christopher Columbus never made it to Asia.
Did Columbus find Asia? No Columbus did not find Asia he found what is now named the Bahamas and is located in United State of America.
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the people he met were brown not yellow!
The first person to call Native Americans "Indians" was probably Christopher Columbus or a member of his crew. Remember that for some years after Columbus' landings in the Caribbean, He and the Europeans who followed him thought they had reached "the Indies" ( the region we now call "east Asia")
Columbus found nothing in Asia; he never went there.
He called them Indians because he believed he was in India. At that time no one knew America existed and he was trying to find a faster way to Asia But, since America was the land he ran into instead of Asia he called the people Indians so it was a simple mistake.
no because china is IN Asia, but you CAN call Chinese people Asian... :)
Christopher Columbus first set sail for Asia on August 3, 1492. Columbus was looking for a route to Asia that was completely by water.
Christopher Columbus called the tirio people Indians because he thought he landed in India
Asia had been known to Europe for centuries by the time Columbus was born; it needed no discovery. Although he thought he had proved a route to Asia by sailing west from Europe, Columbus actually had discovered America. Columbus never went anywhere near to Asia.
because people thought that christopher columbus died
primitive or savage
Christopher Columbus called the people he met Indians. On his first voyage in 1492 he landed in the Bahama Islands.
He was looking for a new trade route to India/China/Japan. He knew the earth is spherical, so he went to the west to reach Asia. When he dscovered new land, he thought he was in India, that's why he called the people he found Indians.
Christopher Columbus found India Asia (aka: southwest Asia.)
Christopher Columbus believed that he was traveling to India to trade with the Indians. People at that time had no idea that there was another continent in between Europe and Asia.
the earth was round, the earth was smaller then people thought, and he could sail to Asia.
Christopher Columbus knew that the world was a large ball and that if he sailed West he would eventually find Asia (China and India). This is why we call Native Americans Indians: Columbus, seeing their reddish complexion, thought he had landed in India (south Asia). He did not realize at the time that he had landed on part of two new continents unknown to Europeans. Cartographers in Columbus' day were divided over how far away… Read More
he called them the indians.
The earth was bigger than most people thought ,Columbus did not reach Asia he landed were no one has discovered.
To go find people that were not afraid to fall off the face of the earth.
people in Asia call them reindeer. people in north america call reindeer caribou
Christopher Columbus landed in the Bahamas, however thinking he had made it to Asia.
Indians because he thought he was in the indies
Christopher Columbus had landed in the Caribbean.
Columbus sailed to Asia. At least, that was his intention.
Most of the Caribbean Islands had indigenous people who lived on each island well before Columbus ever arrived. Each people had their own name.
Columbus originally thought that he had sailed all the way around the world and had arrived in India.
Did Cabot sailed to a place south where Columbus landed and polos descriptions of Asia did not match?
No, Caboto's course was far north of Columbus's route. Many people today actually think he landed on the coast of Newfoundland, even though he said he landed in Asia, like Columbus.
Christopher Columbus didn't make it to Asia because his ship went off course(I think this is right)
Christopher Columbus set out to find a quicker route to Asia in 1492.
That is very absurd. Columbus and 90 men set sail to find an easier route to Asia for spice merchants. Columbus took approximately 17 people, 2 lepers, 3 men of the cloth, and 1 mentally handicapped hermaphrodite.
The thinking of the time was that there could be a water route to Asia so various people, including Columbus, began to look for a way to get to Asia to bring back trade goods. Columbus was also after riches and fame. He never did get to Asia and only found an island called Hispaniola with no gold and a few natives. He thought he landed in India and never knew about North America 90… Read More
i think he met people form abaric
He was trying to reach Asia via the sea. Many people at the time considered the distance to great for 15th Century ships. However Columbus had calculated where he thought Asia was and decided it wasn't too far. He almost ran out of supplies before he reached the Caribbean. (Which was almost exactly where he thought Asia would be.)
Christopher Columbus NEVER explored Asia. He thought that North America was Asia which is why he named native Americans as Indians. All four of his voyages were in the Caribbean.
Columbus thought he was in India so he called the native American people (Tainos) Indios, the spanish word for Indians.
Columbus was looking for ASIA when he found America :)
its call thw island of the tbh people
Columbus originally set out to find a passage to India from the Atlantic Ocean. However he landed in the America's. As a result he ended up calling the Indigenous people Indians.