[TAIWAN] Cape Santiago lighthouse

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Postby sunfish » Sun Feb 16, 2014 2:14 am

Cape Santiago lighthouse,
built in 1890,

Cape Santiago lighthouse,
or Cape San Diego Lighthouse,
built in 1935,

is any Spanish in the forum ?
hope to know what different between Santiago and San Diego,

in the year 1626, Spanish fleet come to Taiwan,
Spanish find a cape, they wrote down Santiago / San Diego on map,

so we do not know,
today, the Taiwan lighthouse,
it's name should be Cape Santiago lighthouse ?
or Cape San Diego Lighthouse ?
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Postby island » Sun Feb 16, 2014 8:47 am

Santiago or San Diego. These might be the same. The original name is Santiago or San Tiago but when spoken
Tiago and Diego sound the same and thus San Diego. There are many locations with the name Santiago and very few named San Diego.

Maritime Taiwan: Historical Encounters with the East and the West By Shih-Shan Henry Tsai. This is a very well reached book and in it the author states on page 26 the northern cape was named Santiago by the Spanish when they first occupied this land May 11, 1626. Shih-shan Henry Tsai is Professor of History and Director of Asian Studies at the University of Arkansas http://books.google.com/books?id=hlnKRaZ0f4QC&pg=PA26&dq=santiago+taiwan&hl=en&sa=X&ei=Bm8BU67tOIrN0wGk7IGwCg&ved=0CDYQ6wEwAg#v=onepage&q=santiago%20taiwan&f=false
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