Enrique of Malacca Enrique of Malacca was the first person to circumnavigate the globe linguistically—he traveled so far in one direction (west) that he came to a place where his own language was spoken. Enrique may have also circumnavigated the globe completely, a full circle of the earth beginning and ending in Malacca or somewhere in the Philippines. 

Enrique departed Malacca on the Malay Peninsula in 1512 or 1513, taken as a slave by Ferdinand Magellan after the 1511 Portuguese invasion of the area trade hub. They went first to Lisbon and later to Spain before departing on the Magellan-Elcano expedition that first circled the globe. Enrique was last seen by Magellan's fleet at Cebu (Philippines), some 2,600 kilometers from Malacca.

1558 Carrack Pieter Bruegel the Elder

January 04, 2021

Patagonian Giants Invite "Hollow," Wild Explanations

This video on the Patagonian Giants that were first encountered by Magellan's armada delves less into anthropology and more into ancient astronaut stuff. 

It voyages from the mysteries encountered by Magellan's crew along the coast of Argentina and quickly to myths and fables and the possibility of societies living underground?

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Patagonia is a region in Southern Argentina/Chile, extending from the Andes to the Atlantic. There are many accounts of a legendary race of extremely tall people, first mentioned by Ferdinand Magellan... 

Robert Sepehr is an author, producer and anthropologist specializing in linguistics, archeology, and paleobiology (archaeogenetic).