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Pais and Pa­gan

País (Span­ish for “coun­try”) comes from the Latin pa­gus mean­ing “coun­try­side”. From that same root, we al­so get the Eng­lish… pa­gan.

Fun­ny how, be­liefs in tra­di­tion­al gods was a fea­ture of peo­ple liv­ing far from the cities… even back then. The more things change, the more they re­main the same!

On­ly the ini­tial p- sound has been re­tained in both.


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