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they would name these constellations because when they were travailing they would makes names for the constellations to find their villages one famous name was Dakudo which means where the home is.

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They didn't find out about constellations...Long time ago, it was easier to remember certain stars by grouping them with others, and naming that constellation to what the picture looked like (stars connected). I may be wrong, but this is what I've been taught. It was a long time ago, so if anyone has a different answer, or agrees with me, please post away :) !


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