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Wow emoticon So GUESS what was the first native word the Spanish learned when they arrived in the Americas?

Guess aztecs/aztec-life/king-canoe The answer: Canoa was the first word they learned. What they heard was the Arawak Indian word canaoua. This became the Spanish word canoa, which in English eventually became canoe. It is of course the general term all over the world for a dug-out boat - seen for the first time by Spaniards in the Caribbean.

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