Wait what? I need to know is it Majorca or Mallorca?
This is a common question that germinates in everyone’s mind. However, both the names are used extensively.
Briefing about this particular destination- Mallorca or Majorca is the largest islands in the Balearic Islands Archipelago and has probably earned the name ‘Majorca’ after the historical invasions by the Catalans. It is the Irish people and British citizens who call it Majorca. For others, the name is Mallorca.
It is believed that Mallorca might have derived from the Latin language. Since it is an island, the Latin version of bigger island is Insula Maior, and for smaller island, it is insula minor. Insula Maior there is no “J” is mentioned in the word because Latins do not have the letter “J”. The British and other English speaking countries embraced the letter of “J”. Since the language has many words derived from Latin, in the course of time, it gradually turned the letter “I” to “J” in Maior, which became “major”, therefore Majorca.
Now, up to some extent you are clear. Both Majorca and Mallorca are correct, depending on the usage of the word in any particular locality and region.
It is a wonderful travel destination in Spain. A plethora of activities are waiting for avid travelers. There are gorgeous beaches, soaring mountain ranges, fantastic historical buildings, superb cultural venues, an array of parks, great shopping destination and, of course, a buzzing city. Mallorca has it all, from a beach club for chilling out with friends to visiting a country house ticked away in a remote place or exploring an old cave.