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What does Galapagos mean in English?

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2009-05-28 01:44:41
2009-05-28 01:44:41

"Galápago" is an old Spanish word, meaning saddle. The large http://www.answers.com/topic/gal-pagos-tortoise on some of the islands had a shell that resembled an old Spanish saddle, thus the name. The tortoise is a unique animal found only in the Galapagos Islands, yet there are no more than 200 in the 13 main islands.

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Galapagos comes from the Spanish word 'Galapago' which means saddle. This was used in reference to the Galapagos Tortoise which has a saddle shaped shell.


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