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How Did the Continents Get Their Names?

The complicated history behind the world’s landmasses

A Renaissance Writer
6 min readSep 29, 2020

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Humans have found dozens of different ways to order the world and to divide it up into neat and easily categorised phenomena. However, even at the most macro level, this doesn’t always work — a fact that’s best illustrated by the continents. Exactly how many continents there are has changed greatly over the…

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A Renaissance Writer

I love all things Italian Renaissance, cooking and writing. I can often be found reading, drinking espresso and working on too many things at once