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1. In the Ojibwe language, it's called Gitchigumi, meaning 'big water'. It is also written 'Gitche Gumee' as recorded by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in "The Song of Hiawatha". It was given a name meaning 'higher lake' in the 17th century by French explorers because it was located above Lake Huron. What is the English name that derived from this French one?
3. The title of 19th-century British author and speaker Emily Gerard's travelogue, 'The Land Beyond the Forest' was a direct translation of the name of which region in Europe?
7. Which actor's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is situated at 7007 Hollywood Boulevard, a reference to his appearance in seven films of a certain franchise?
8. The name of this town – and the district of which it is headquarters – in northern Bengal derives from the local word for an olive (which once grew around here in great profusion). It is today better-known in other parts of India from the railway station named after it, that actually lies in another town, Siliguri. That station is one of the railheads for the toy train of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. Name the town, which is part of the name of the station.
9. Set up by French pirates as a safe haven, it came to be known as Hôpital after a hospital was set up in the growing colony. Its current name – given to it in 1706 by a visiting sea captain only identified as Monsieur de Saint-André – comes not from the title of any dignitary, but from the name of the ship the captain commanded. Which Caribbean capital city?
1. Superior, from 'le lac supérieur'
2. St Inez.
The person is Agnes of Rome, referred to in Spanish and Portuguese as Santa Inez or Inés.
From the Latin 'silvanus', meaning 'pertaining to forests', which gives us the English 'sylvan', meaning 'of the woods', most often seen in cliche-ridden tourism brochures ("set amidst sylvan surroundings...").
4. Table Bay, Cape Town
5. Ground Zero Mosque
6. Sarajevo, from 'sarai'
7. Roger Moore.
Sean Connery only acted in six official Bond movies. 'Never Say Never Again' is generally not accepted 'within the canon'.
8. Jalpaiguri. The station is New Jalpaiguri.
All the French references should have been a big clue – besides Canada, Haiti is the only Francophone nation in the New World.
Can't give Hong Kong, because that name means 'fragrant harbour'.