What Florida town was originally called Cayo Hueso, Spanish for Bone Island?
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The name "Key West" is derived from a "false friend" anglicization of the Spanish language name of the island, Cayo Hueso, meaning "Bone Island". It was said that human bones were found in mangrove clumps on the island.