Originally posted by conciencia
"If you want to get official then its Vieques but if you want to place a 2,000 year old name it is Bieké."
I am not PLACING a 2000 year old name. That is the name, it was placed by the Tainos, not by me. You can get technical or Official, the Bottom line is BIEKE. That is the ORIGINAL name. That is the name us Patriotas and Nacionalistas and real Independentistas use.
All I am saying that the name that is used now and officially
already is Vieques and to not recognize that as a name of the island is to not recognize the Spaniards
who landed on it many centuries ago!
Except, like I said, the old
name that dates to about 2,000 years ago
, and you can call it that if you like but the name of the island, original or not, is Vieques
with an s
not a z
which you placed
If you have difficulty realizing that or is your "nationalism" is blocking your logic, just look at a map it will show it.
P.S The original name of England was Britannia but times change and things change also, you can reminese of the old times but the present is the present and you have to look to the future and its obstacles not dwell on past cultures.
[Edited by Patria_y_LaPava on 5th September 2001 at 02:48]