On Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, the CFCA hosted a talk about Amerindian loanwords that appear within the Finnish language. Dr. Harri Kettunen is a linguist from the University of Helsinki, and specializes in the native languages of the Americas, in particular those of Middle America. Over 25 CFCA members enjoyed a snack, including some delicious chocolate (a product of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica), while listening to Harri’s discussion of the origins of various words/products, and also engaged in some lively conversation following the presentation. Dr. Kettunen was in Calgary to attend the 48th Chacmool Archaeological Conference at the University of Calgary.

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