Origin of the Word, 'America' beyond what you already Know - Onyeji Nnaji
The two men in favour of the claim that their names gaive rise to the name of the continent, America are an Italy-born merchant, explorer, and navigator from the Republic of Florence, who came into America after she had been discovered by Christopher Colombus. Another was an English Voyager whom writers wrongly called "Richard Ameryke". These men existed in America almost contemporarily, yet they did not notice the presence of each other. The reason for this may be blamed on the different locations they landed in the continent. For while Amerigo landed around Hispaniola, the island in the southern part of the continent, Ameryke landed at the northern part of the continent.
When Vespucci landed, he coincidentally called the land a "New World". He, of course, did not know that Colombus had, years ago, called the land by such a name. In Amerigo's Mundus Novus, Letter to Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de' Medici (1502), Vaspucci noted about the new home thus,
Origin of the name, America
The earliest settlers in America have a story nobody wants to believe because of it's mysterious encodings. Their true history is in their oral tradition; the very holistic discourse about them which some faulty historians bemusedly misinterpreted as myth. Their story can only be understood by people from among whom they had travelled, the Africans. Every settlement that has oral tradition usually celebrate one animal as their hero. In the English tradition, it is fox. In Kenya it is the bear; in Ghana it is Ananse (the spider); in Nigeria it is the tortoise. In the case of the native Americans, it is the tortoise. This shows that the natives share certain historical bond with Nigeria aboriginals.From the lasting Civilization carefully painted in Ivan Sertima's books, it is clear that the Arinya population further expanded to the present day Mexico. This was true, evidently, from the mega Civilization experienced among these population of people in the MesoAmerican era. It was an organized co civilization with heavy cultural infuluence concentrated in Mexico. Earlier researchers and writers who documented pertinent discovering proving the credibility of this civilization did not know the history of the Arinya people. To define and clas upsify the civilization, they called it''Olmec'. No people is known by such a name. It finds credibility in defining the huge civilization experienced via art works when they are referred to as the 'Rubber People'. Therefore, because they were found /believed to have featured veritably in rubber production at that time, researchers found it convenient to use Olmec to denote the MesoAmerican civilization.
Columbus was not the first European in the New World; nevertheless, “his discovery” lead to the recognition and subsequent development of fishermen who had been making landfall and trading with Indians in New England for years before Columbus made his “discovery” of The New World in 1492. We should also recall that Leifur Eiríksson made a landing on Vinland (Nova Scotia) c1000AD…but without having any permanent effect. Claim is also made that St. Brendan the Voyager of Ireland discovered North America in mid-sixth century. One day, they will wake up and say that it was Mary Rowlandson that named America to herself, since she too was one time a captive of the Red Indies. By then, they will look for how to blend Mary to form America.
Let it be clearly stated that the name America did not emerge from the blending or
clippings of the letters of anyone's name. Note also that America did not emerge as an honour to nobody. America was mentioned by the first people who came into the land and lived first at Turtle Island. These were called the Arinya people. The Arinya people passed through Ethiopia. At inception, they foremostly remarked about the verst nature of the place they had founded in the expression,"AMA ERIKA". Amerika, over time, became their name until centuries when the ancient Dravidians came into the land. Therefore, it was from "Ama Erika" that the name Amerika sprung. The relevance of Rin Meryk, the son of George Meryk, was that he changed the affricative ''K" to "C", giving rise to the English gender name, America.