Marajo Island at Mouth of Amazon River Means Great Ion of Ionians at Upper Course Maranon Anciently Maraion


It would seem odd that big Marajo island at the mouth of the Amazon river wasn’t settled until circa 1000 b. c. if not for the fact that the Ice Age began to end about five hundred years before that, when the mouth of the Amazon was at least a hundred miles to the east. Marajo is the Portuguese translation of Maraion, the upper reach of the Amazon the Maranon known by the same name anciently, and that designation meaning Great Ion (Javan) in Ionian, Greeks come to South America by 1000 b. c., with the Carians to where today is Carioca meaning Cari’s place, oca from Greek oikos meaning household.