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America: Is It a Book of Mormon Name?

TitleAmerica: Is It a Book of Mormon Name?
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1920
AuthorsSjodahl, J.M.
MagazineImprovement Era
Issue Number2
Date PublishedDecember 1920
KeywordsAmerica; Mulek (Son of King Zedekiah); Onomastics

This article attempts to link the name “America” with a cognate form of the name Mulek, a pre-Christian traveler to the western hemisphere. The author rejects the concept that America was named in honor of Amerigo Vespucci, as has been often assumed.