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Etymology-wise, what place-name underlies the dance-name Flamenco ?

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Answer: Flanders

The word Flamenco denotes both Flemings (those who live in Flanders) and flamingoes (those who live on front lawns) in Spanish. No one knows why Spanish make this connection.

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