Are colonial names (like Greenland, New York, New England, New Hampshire) disrespectful to the original names?

Asked by: Adam2
  • Yes it is

    I think that it is disrespectful because you are basiccaly stealing thier name because they thought that up themselves and you should never steal i i i i i i i i i i i i i i ii i i i i i i i i i ii i

  • Seeing as Greenland was unoccupied when it was settled by the Danes, no

    New England was not heavily populated by indigenous peoples when the settlers first arrived. So the English colonists were justified in naming their new home after their old home.

    What happened to the Native American peoples was tragic, but one cannot demonize a literary culture, such as western Europeans possessed, for wanting concrete names for their records.

  • Sorry but they are just names.

    Anything or anyone can be called a name at any time, it is not the name we love it is the place. You may be just called a number as far as the powers that be are concerned, as in income paid to they. Is that disrespectful to you, it is to me.

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