Happy Thanksgiving!

Here’s a little turkey-day trivia:

  • When Europeans first encountered this bird, they mistakenly identified it as guinea-fowl, which were also known as turkey fowl because they were imported to Europe through Turkey.
  • In Turkish, the bird is known as hindi, which means “from/related to India.”
  • In Hindi, the bird is called peru, which is a borrowed word from Portuguese language.
  • The Portuguese word peru refers, obviously, to the country Peru.

Had the Peruvians called the bird american, the circle would have been complete.

[Source: Wikipedia, HT: @manish_vij]

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