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|History - A Freshwater
|While the Portuguese began to
expand in Brazil, a Spaniard named Vincentre Pinzon found freshwater in the ocean near
Brazil. He traced it to the mouth of the Amazon, known as the "Freshwater Sea"
since it pushes freshwater into the ocean for 155 miles. Many years later, in 1541, a
group of Spanish explorers led by Francisco de Orellana set out from Ecuador to search for
gold. One day, the travelled downstream in search of food and, when they found they
couldn't go back upstream, they decided to keep going downstream and explore the land.
They discovered many tribes, some friendly and other unfriendly, and one with female
warriors like the Amazons of greek mythology. Thus, the river was named Amazon for the
group of female warriors that lived along its banks.
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