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What is the Spanish word for the California above Baja California?
What is the Spanish word for the area of north of Baja California?
This area is typically just called California, but you can also call it Alta California. ...
What is the English meaning of the Spanish word California?
The most commonly accepted origin of the word California is believed to have originated in the writings of a Spanish adventure writer. Included in one of his writings was the myth of a fabled paradise, peopled by black Amazonian women (and no men) who were ruled by Queen Califia, ergo, California. The length of the gulf east of Baja California led initial explorers to believe that California (Baja) was also an island. The best translation of the word California comes from the combining...
Asked in Deserts
What is a cardon cactus?
Pachycereus pringlei, also known as Mexican Giant Cardon or Elephant Cactus, is a species of cactus that is native to northwestern Mexico in the states of Baja California, Baja California Sur, and Sonora. It is commonly known as CardÃ³n, a name derived from the Spanish word cardo, meaning "thistle." At 63 feet, it is the tallest cactus in the world. ...
Asked in Deserts, Cactus Gardening
Where was the worlds largest cactus found?
Pachycereus pringlei, also known as Mexican Giant Cardon or Elephant Cactus, is a species of cactus that is native to northwestern Mexico in the states of Baja California, Baja California Sur, and Sonora. It is commonly known as CardÃ³n, a name derived from the Spanish word cardo, meaning "thistle." The largest measured 63 feet tall and it is the largest cactus in the world. ...
Asked in History, Politics & Society, United States of America, Lakes and Rivers, English to Spanish
What are 5 geographical names in the US that are spanish?
Straight away, how about Santa Fe (the city) and New Mexico (the state). The Sierra Nevada Mountain range in California. Maybe El Paso in Texas. Los Angeles is the spanish word for 'city of angels'. Try the Rio Grande River along the southern border. Mojave Desert sounds sort of Spanish. The Baja Peninsula in southern California could be feasible. It was fun thinking about this, Thanks! ...
Asked in Definitions, Aztecs, Mexican Culture
What does the word California mean in Nahuatl?
California is not rooted on any indigenous language. It comes from a Spanish novel titled Las Sergas de Esplandian, which included a mytical island populated by beautiful Amazon women, known as California. It was written in 1510. When Cortes' expeditions in northern Mexico led him to the peninsula of present-day Baja California (1536), he thought he had found an island, naming it as the mytical place. ...
Asked in Earth Sciences, Ecosystems
What are chaparrels?
A chaparral is: Chaparral is a shrubland or heathland plant community found primarily in the U.S. state of California and in the northern portion of the Baja California peninsula, Mexico. It is shaped by a Mediterranean climate (mild, wet winters and hot dry summers) and wildfire. The word chaparral is a loan word from Spanish. The Spanish word comes from the word chaparro, which means both small and dwarf evergreen oak, which itself comes from the Basque word txapar, with the same meaning http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chapparal There...
Asked in English to Spanish
Nine us states that have spanish names?
Colorado: From the Spanish, "ruddy" or "red" Florida: From the Spanish Pascua Florida, meaning "feast of flowers" (Easter) Montana: From the Spanish word meaning "mountain." Nevada: Spanish: "snowcapped" California: from a mythical land in a Spanish book,California. ...
What is the origin of the word California?
California was the name of an imaginary realm is "Las sergas de Esplandian" translated as "Exploits of Espladan" a romance written by Garci Ordonez de Montalvo and published in 1510. It was said to have been influential among Spanish explorers of the New World. It's possible that it led them to misidentify Baja California as this land and mistake it for an island. Where the writer came up with the name and what is means, if anything at all, is unknown. ...
What does the Spanish word California mean in English?
Well according to my history 17 teacher California in English means "Land of the Amazon Women". ...