Watling Island


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Watling Island

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Watlings Island:

see San SalvadorSan Salvador,
island of the Bahamas, West Indies. Many historians believe that it was the first land sighted by Columbus in the New World in 1492. The indigenous population called it Guanahani, and it has also been named Watling or Watlings Island.
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In 1942, Harvard University historial Samuel Eliot Morison asserted that Columbus arrived at Watling Island, or San Salvador, a view that researchers began to challenge several years ago.