h. de soto

De Soto

[duh soh-toh; Spanish de saw-taw]
Hernando [her-nan-doh; Spanish er-nahn-daw] , or Fernando [fer-nan-doh; Spanish fer-nahn-daw] , c1500–42, Spanish soldier and explorer in America.
a city in NE Texas.
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De Soto (də ˈsəʊtəʊ, Spanish de ˈsoto)
Also: Fernando De Soto Hernando (ɛrˈnando). ?1500--42, Spanish explorer, who discovered the Mississippi River (1541)

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