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Puerto Rico was named by the Taino people, Boriken, (Borinquen), When the spaniards arrived to the island they named it San Juan Bautista(Saint John the Baptist), and the capital, Puerto Rico, then later on the names got switched, the island Puerto Rico, and the capital, San Juan Bautista, San Juan for short.

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