I am stuck between Balboa and Ferdinand Magellan.
Yup, don't ever believe that the Europeans discovered everything. They didn't. Pacific Islanders were living there and voyaging long before they came and nearly killed everyone due to disease. the pacific islanders traveled by wa'a (canoe) using the stars and weather to navigate, they did not use compasses. They were the first explorers.
Yes it was. Long after Pacific Islanders were already living there.
In New Zealand we say waka. I love how similar the languages are!
Yes, and in Tahiti we say va'a :) our cultures are very similar
John, the greatest explorer of all time
Vasco Núñez de Balboa. It was Balboa.
That name sounds really familiar....
? It was discovered by Europeans
The Pacific Islanders.