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post #1 of 48 (permalink) Old Dec 23rd, 2005, 12:43 PM Thread Starter
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Do turkeys come from Turkey?



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Turkey's come from North America
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That's what I have been wondering for quite some time already.

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did you know that the Turkey people came from central Asia?


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Ah, by the way...the Portuguese translation for "turkey" is "peru". Does that mean that turkeys come from Turkey and Peru?
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Türkiye is only Turkey in English and that's the only connection it has with the edible bird.
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Majeka, Turkey's dont come from...Turkey...
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Ah, by the way...the Portuguese translation for "turkey" is "peru". Does that mean that turkeys come from Turkey and Peru?


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Majeka, Turkey's dont come from...Turkey...
I know. I'm just creating some controversy in here.
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I know. I'm just creating some controversy in here.


maybe General messages section is a more appropriate spot....


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maybe General messages section is a more appropriate spot....
Uh no, I like it here better.
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If turkeys don't come from Turkey, you start to wonder why the country is called like that
or is it the other way around
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Now, that’s exactly the reason I (like many other Turkish people) insist on the fact that our country should be called with its original name;
Türkiye, if not Turkiye at least.

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The Turkey is indigenous to North America.
Ben Franklin wanted to make it America's national bird.
Instead we selected a cowardly carrion eater.
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google comes up with this:
The answer is that the American wildfowl is not the only bird called a turkey. That, since 1552, is also a name for the guinea-fowl. That bird, native to Africa, was brought to Europe via Turkey. When Europeans arrived in America, they noticed similarities between the guinea-fowl and the American bird and called the latter turkey. So, the name is from the country although the bird is in no way associated with it.

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