What does the island name 'Gran Canaria' actually mean?

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Eve Livaditis
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Freelance travel writer and editor. @Kynners
In Victorian times Gran Canaria was known as Grand Canary, but the island is not named after the yellow bird, rather the bird takes its name from the island. Gran is Spanish for big or great, reflecting the island's importance rather than size as though it is one of the larger islands in the archipelago, it is not the largest - that honour goes to... Читать далее
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