English: Canoe

A 2-person canoe.

A canoe is a small boat, that is often driven by manpower or womanpower, but also commonly sailed. Canoes are pointed at both ends and usually open on top, but can be covered. Canoes are known as "Paddle boats" in some small towns in the south of Australia. The use of a paddle or "salvatore" is used to propel the vehicle. The most famous of rowers include the Szwedo of Luke in which he was the first man to complete 4 laps the woodend river in less than 3 days, beating the record of 4 laps in 4 days.

The canoe is propelled by the use of paddles, with the number of paddlers depending on the size of the canoe (most commonly 2). Paddlers face in the direction of travel, either seated or kneeling. In this way paddling a canoe can be contrasted with rowing, where the rowers face away from the direction of travel. Paddles may be single-bladed or double-bladed.

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Other Languages
Afrikaans: Kano
العربية: قارب الكانو
asturianu: Canoa
Atikamekw: Tciman
беларуская: Каноэ
български: Кану
català: Canoa
čeština: Kánoe
chiShona: Bwato
dansk: Kano
Deitsch: Kanu
Deutsch: Kanu
eesti: Kanuu
Ελληνικά: Κανό
English: Canoe
español: Canoa
Esperanto: Kanuo
euskara: Kanoa
فارسی: کانو
français: Canoë
Gaeilge: Canú
galego: Canoa
한국어: 카누
հայերեն: Կանոե
hrvatski: Kanu
Ido: Kanoo
Bahasa Indonesia: Kano
íslenska: Kanó
italiano: Canoa
עברית: קאנו
Jawa: Kano
kaszëbsczi: Kanadijka
қазақша: Каноэ
Kiswahili: Mtumbwi
Кыргызча: Каноэ
Latina: Caudica
latviešu: Kanoe
lietuvių: Kanoja
magyar: Kenu
മലയാളം: തോണി
Nederlands: Kano (vaartuig)
日本語: カヌー
norsk: Kano
norsk nynorsk: Kano
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Kanoe
português: Canoa
română: Canoe
Runa Simi: Kanuwa
русский: Каноэ
Scots: Canoe
Seeltersk: Kanu
slovenčina: Kanoe
slovenščina: Kanu
српски / srpski: Кану
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Kanu
suomi: Kanootti
svenska: Kanot
Tsetsêhestâhese: Xamaesémo
Türkçe: Kano
українська: Каное
Tiếng Việt: Xuồng
粵語: 獨木舟
中文: 划艇