Where does the word maringouin (a type of mosquito) originate from?
[quiz option=”A. South America” correct=”yes”]Correct! The word maringouin (a type of mosquito), which French Canadians swear was coined in Canada, is in fact a borrowing from the Tupi and Guarani languages of South America that was first adopted in the Antilles (French Caribbean), where it is still used today.[/quiz]
[quiz option=”B. Canada”]Incorrect. Try again![/quiz]
[quiz option=”C. East Africa”]Incorrect. Try again![/quiz]
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