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Question: Which luxury brand shares its name with the French explorer who is credited with naming Canada?


  1. Gucci
  2. Cartier
  3. Burberry
  4. Chanel

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2. Cartier

Cartier is luxury brand which shares its name with the French explorer (Jacques Cartier) who is credited with naming Canada.


Cartier is a French luxury goods conglomerate which designs, manufactures, distributes, and sells jewellery and watches. It was founded by Louis-François Cartier. The company is headquartered in Paris since its establishment in 1847.


The name 'Canada' likely comes from the Huron-Iroquois word 'kanata,' meaning 'village' or 'settlement.' In 1535, two Aboriginal youths told French explorer Jacques Cartier about the route to kanata; they were actually referring to the village of Stadacona, the site of the present-day City of Québec. For lack of another name, Cartier used the word 'Canada' to describe not only the village, but the entire area controlled by its chief, Donnacona. Read more at:

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