How come there's a country called Turkey, but there's no country called Chicken?
- 11 months agoFavourite answer
'Cuz that's not how life worksSource(s): Living
- lenpol7Lv 711 months ago
Turkey !!!! Gobble gobble gobble!!!!
Chicken !!!! Cluck cluck cluck!!!!!
- Ronald 7Lv 711 months ago
The Turkey as in the Bird ( That everyone's Heard !,,,,,) ha ha
Originated from the Area known these Days as Turkey
The Civilsation was known as the Turks
So basically one was taken from the other
Like the Name Pluto, the Planet was named first by a Schoolgirl named Venetia Burney after the Roman God of the Underworld
Walt Disney thought it was a cool name for Mickey Mouse's Crazy Dog
Ce Ca !
The American Black Turkey is a Thanksgiving Favourite in the USA
While at Christmas, the Norfolk Bronze Turkey is
Happy Thanksgiving !!Source(s): The Bird is the Word that everyone's Heard
- Anonymous11 months ago
The turkey (bird) was first imported into Europe from Turkey (the place) in the 16th century or so. The word turkey has been used to refer to “land occupied by the Turks”.The word Turk is of unknown origin, but it’s used in such varying languages as Italian, Arabic, Persian, and many others to refer to people from this region.
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- John PLv 711 months ago
Don't forget that, at one time, parts of what is now the Netherlands were the possessions of the dukes of Orange.
- RonLv 711 months ago
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- AndrewLv 711 months ago
The name "Turkey" is derived from ancient sources, from the name for the Turks themselves.
The English word for the bird known as the "turkey" - a species unknown outside of the New World, came from the same root as the country due to a misunderstanding.
Therefore, the country was called "Turkey" long before the name was applied to the animal, so your question makes no sense. It's like asking why there's a country called "Chad", but none called "Brad."
- 11 months ago
Don’t make me slap u with my 🍆
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