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"The name Philippines and its Spanish counterpart Filipinas are derived from the name of Philip II of Spain. Ruy López de Villalobos used the name Las Islas Filipinas in honor of the then-Crown Prince during his expedition to the Philippines, originally referring to the islands of Leyte and Samar. Despite the presence of other names, the name Filipinas was eventually adopted as the name of the entire archipelago."
Spanish is one of the languages that come from Latin. Many words in Spanish sound very close to those in Latin. But there are also many words that don't resemble each other at all. This quiz is about some of these words.
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