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The name of Quebec is believed to be derived from the Algonquin word kébec meaning "where the river narrows". The city's name is pronounced in French, and it is found on both English and French maps. In English, this adaptation of the native pronunciation /kəˈbɛk/ has been standardized as /ˌkætəˈbiːk/. Quebec City was founded by Samuel de Champlain (c. 1567 – 1635) when he decided to build a fort at the strategic location shown on his map named Cap-Rouge. He made sure that his new outpost was well fortified so that he could protect it against a possible attack by other European colonial powers who were also exploring North America at about this time; however, France lost almost all of its colonies in North America in 1763 after being defeated in several wars with Great Britain (see Seven Years' War).