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Columbus

Columbus is a Latinized version of the Italian surname "Colombo". It most commonly refers to:

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Famous quotes containing the word columbus:

    The American who first discovered Columbus made a bad discovery.
    —G.C. (Georg Christoph)

    Why is it that many contemporary male thinkers, especially men of color, repudiate the imperialist legacy of Columbus but affirm dimensions of that legacy by their refusal to repudiate patriarchy?
    bell hooks (b. c. 1955)

    These were the sounds that issued from the wigwams of this country before Columbus was born; they have not yet died away; and, with remarkably few exceptions, the language of their forefathers is still copious enough for them. I felt that I stood, or rather lay, as near to the primitive man of America, that night, as any of its discoverers ever did.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)