"I do not understand you" on the map

Expression - "I do not understand you" became fatal for some names on the geographical map. On the geographic map, there are some names that appeared due to some or other errors. Let's talk about some of them. In 1517 the Spaniard Fernandez de Cordoba left the port of Havana to capture in Honduras more slaves for their plantations and gold mines. However, the storm, which lasted several days, knocked the ship off course, and when the sea calmed down, the Spaniards found themselves at an unknown land. When asked how this land is called, the locals responded with something like "Yucatan" or "Tektekan", that is, "I do not understand you". The Spaniards took this as the name of an open country. Since then, on the map of Central America, one of the peninsulas is called the Yucatan. The lands discovered by the Spaniards were a country of the people maya.

Expression - I do not understand you became fatal for some names on the geographical map

Something similar happened to the first European settlers from Australia. They saw a very interesting animal, which ran, pushing its long hind legs. With a big bag, which was at this beast, the eared muzzle of a cub watched.

- What it is? Asked the surprised Europeans.

"Kangaroos", the locals answered. Since then, a strange animal has come to be called kangaroos. Soon this name was transferred to geographic map. So they began to call a small island, located south of the mainland of Australia. It turns out that in the language of indigenous Australians, "kangaroo" means: "I do not understand you". It is said that when European seafarers, landing on one of the volcanic islands discovered by Alaska, asked the first representatives of the local population what they were for the people and how they called their island country, they all responded with the word "Aleutian". This name was adopted without any hesitation for the name of the people, and the islands were called Aleutians. Only afterwards did scientists establish that the unknown people are actually called unangans, and the word "Aleutian" means in their language: "I do not understand you". In the second half of the last century, the first European to penetrate into the wilds of Central Africa - D. Livingston reached one of the largest right tributaries of the Congo River, not yet marked on the map.

- What is the name of this river? - Asked the researcher from a local resident.

"Aruvimi", he heard back.

Like his predecessors in America and Australia, D. Livingstone also gullibly accepted the answer for the title, having designated on the map: "The River Aruvimi". In fact, "Aruvimi" in the local language means: "I do not understand you".