WTF Fun Fact – Origin Of California

The most popular theory for the origin of the state name California is that it was the name of a fictional island located East of the Indies in Las Sergas de Esplandián, a Spanish chivalry novel written in 1510. – WTF Fun Facts

Source: Origin of the name California – Wikipedia


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  1. Actually, one of the more popular theories is that the name California originated as “Kapila Aranya” after a popular story described in Hindu texts, dating back to 2,000 BCE. It’s believed that a link between the Red Indians (Native Americans) and Hindus resulted in California’s inhabitants naming it that.


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