1978 GC. Discovered 1978 Apr. 8 by W. Liller at Cerro Tololo.

(2450) Ioannisiani

Named for the first man in the mythology of the native Americans of Tierra del Fuego, sent by the Supreme Being to bring order into the world. He created the human race by using peat to make male and female organs, taught them language and instructed them in rules to fashion a harmonious society. (M 21606)

Named by the Minor Planet Names Committee following a suggestion by F. Pilcher.

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