How did turkeys get their name and does it have to do with the country ‘Turkey’? The answer is ‘yes’.
Turkeys got their name because the British thought they came from Turkey.
Meanwhile in Turkey, turkeys are called ‘hindis’ because they thought turkeys came from India!
In reality, turkeys are indigenous to the United States and Mexico, as Europeans only first came into contact with turkeys roughly 500 years ago, upon discovery of the New World.