What does the name Singapore mean?

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The English name of Singapore is derived from the Malay word Singapura (lit. Lion City), hence the customary reference to the nation as the Lion City. Lions probably never lived there; the beast seen by Sang Nila Utama, who founded and named ancient Singapore, was most likely a tiger.
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