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Where does the name 'San Salvador' come from?

Where does the name 'San Salvador' come from? Topic: Central america research activity
July 19, 2019 / By Dolly
Question: I'm doing a project and wrote that San Salvador, which is the capital of El Salvador, was named after Christopher Columbus. Meaning he gave it his name after claiming land. But then what happened is that, San Salvador is no known as the Bahamas so...I'm confused! Please help! Thanks! Any extra information will be greatly appreciated! :D
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Carolyn Carolyn | 9 days ago
"The City of San Salvador is the capital and largest city of El Salvador. Its complete name is La Ciudad de Gran San Salvador (The City of the Great Holy Savior). It lies upon a seismic valley in northern Central America, surrounded with volcanoes and prone to earthquakes, which is why the Pipil and the Spaniards called the area in which the city is now settled "El Valle de las Hamacas" (The Valley of the Hammocks) "Salcoatitan" in Pipil language, due to its constant seismic activity. Its city proper has the third largest population in Central America after Guatemala City and Managua. The city has a long history, with origins dating back to the Spanish conquest of the Pipil city of Cuzcatlán which means "The Place of the Diamond Jewels".[1] The name of the city San Salvador means "Holy Savior" in Spanish. People of San Salvador are called Capitalinos." (via http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Salvado... For more research, go here: 1) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications... P.S. If you make a reference to the people of El Salvador, we are "Salvadoran" or "Salvadorans" (plural) NOT "Salvadorian" or "El Salvadorians". PLEASE get the word correct, it's bothersome when others even native Salvadorans don't know how to spell their own ethnicity.
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Carolyn Originally Answered: Can anyone tell me about El Salvador?
It's hot and rainy, it may be overcast a lot. The people are for the most part friendly and helpful. Your "volunteer thing" may not let you have the personal freedom to roam around on your own. You must be under eighteen to be asking the legality thing.The important thing is if you do get caught you probably won't last long in prison. Not all police stations have holding cells so can get to go to a prison will your case is being adjudicated. Really not that much different than the U.S. Driving a car you can get away with plenty.pirating cd and dvds seems to be popular. Fun stuff, surfing hanging at the beach. The route of flowers, the route of peace. There are ruins not as large as the sites in Mexico or Guat. still are interesting. Food anything from Mayan mussels to tres leche cake. I know you only wrote a few sentences but what you wrote speaks volumes. After many years of riding herd on all kinds of volunteer groups, I would ask you to rethink your motives for going. Remembering that you are a representative of what ever group is sending you and as a representative of the U.S. So try not to embarrass yourself, your organization or your country.

Angelina Angelina
San Salvador translates to Saint Savior. El Salvador means The Savior. Christopher Columbus is Christóbal Colón in Spanish. I don't believe you can get San Salvador from that.
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Will Will
You got it ALL wrong, look Christopher Columbus found a little island in the Bahamas which he named San Salvador island in the Atlantic Ocean near Miami,Florida now known as the Bahamas... BUTTT it has nothing to do with Capitol San Salvador City in El Salvador Central America....they are two completely different places and locations..the San Salvador in El Salvador was claimed and named by Pedro de Alvarado and Gonzalo de Alvarado....Spanish Conquistadors.... ((San Salvador))translates((Holy Savior)) meaning Jesus Christ and ((El Salvador)) translates to ((The Savior)) Jesus Christ, The Savior of the World if you are writing about San Salvador City in El Salvador CENTRAL AMERICA then you can get all your information here =D i VVV http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Salvado... ...
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Scotty Scotty
San Salvador is Holy Savior or Saintly savior. Christopher Columbus was never in El Salvador it is on the Pacific Ocean and he never made it there.
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Scotty Originally Answered: My husban is being deported to el salvador?
Hey Twilight, I'm sorry to hear that your husband got deported, and not long after your daughter was born. Coming to El Salvador with an 8 month old should concern you, not just for reasons of violence here in E.S. but also financially - it is not easy to find work in this economy. If you are very fluent in English you can probably get a job at a call center or teaching English (In San Salvador, not San Miguel). I hope to heck your husband can speak English and/or has at least his bachillerato (H.S. degree) or better. If not, tell him to get his butt in school NOW and no excuses, they have programs here in El Salvador where you can even work during the week and go to classes on Saturdays and finish it in a year. I say this b/c all the ads for work that I see in El Salvador for anything decent require that. Also have him check into a program called "Bienvenido a Casa" which is on the street called Juan Pablo Segundo. They help deportees get training to find work. He can even sign up for a computer networking course with them. Here is an article on them I found: http://www.elmundo.com.sv/nacionales-/5505-llega-primer-vuelo-del-ano-con-deportados-de-eeuu.html For Yourself, I'd check out this website with a wealth of information on immigration situations like yours. http://www.immigrate2us.net/forum/showthread.php?45277-DS-230-and-Deportation-Documents I dont know why your husband is being deported, but if it's for a felony, it will be difficult to bring him back to the states. I hope to god he didn't do anything that had to do with a) physical violence, or b) drugs, because either of those two basically shut the door on him returning to the states for a long time, if ever. Not to mention if he's that kind of guy, you don't want to be hanging around him anyway! If your husband is a stand-up kind of guy, who is of good character and hardworking, he'll bust his a** in El Salvador to put things together to make a life for you. Before you come DOWN to El Salvador, have him scope everything out and determine if he can work there to at least support himself, or YOU will be supporting him when you get down here, which will be very challenging as you have a small child. (Believe me on this, I support my husband, and have been for over 3 years because the best he can make down here is $250 a month and he refuses to work close to 50 hrs a week for such a pittance. He owes me big time and knows he better take care of my butt when we get back to the U.S as a unit). Trying to live in El Salvador with your husband is a long, hard road and can make your marriage very difficult to stay in. Investigate and Research until your hands get chapped from typing on the computer doing searches. Save big time money - I'm talking $20,000 or more. If you can't save it, you may not want to come down here - you'll need that money, trust me, it's not THAT cheap down here, and you have a kid to worry about. If you want your marriage to work, DO NOT live with your in-laws in San Miguel. No way, no how. We did that for 10 months in the boondocks here, and I almost left my husband twice. Learn vicariously from my experience. Your ability to live in El Salvador depends on both your character and your husband's. Make sure he's worth it before uprooting. Look into the opportunities for work for both of you in San Miguel and San Salvador. You must both have a way to make a viable living down here for this to work.

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