Language / Etymology of US states

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NamesakeStateFrom which word
Very likely from the old Norse name of 'Geirr's Island'
Chiwere for 'Flattened water'
Illinois for 'Dugout canoe'
Many different suggestions. Possibly named for the fictional island of the same name in 'Las Sergas deEsplandián'
Algonquian for 'At the great hill' on plural
Dakota, possibly for 'Sleepy ones'
Seneca for 'Large creek'
From Nahuatl. Meaning is unknown, possibly a God or meaning 'Bavel of the Moon'
Eastern Algonquian for 'At the long river'
Choctaw for 'Plant-cutters'
Western Apache for 'High'
Named for the state it originally was a part of
Either Connecticut Pidgin for 'Beautiful', a French mistranscription for the Wisconsin River or Chinook for
After an English county of the same name
French for 'Green mountain'
Ojibwe for 'Great river'
Named for the first President of the United States
Either from the English 'Mainland', French province of the same name or after an English village in the state.
Either Basque for 'Good oak', O'odham for 'Having a little spring' or Spanish for 'Arid zone'
NamesakeStateFrom which word
Michigan for 'Large water'
Algonquian for
Iroquian for
Spanish for 'Snow-covered'
Name of a Cherokee village, unknown meaning
Latin for 'Land of the Indians'
Hawiian, possibly for 'Land of the gods'
Named for the Queen of England from 1625-1649
Spanish for 'Mountain'
Miami for 'It lies red'
Spanish for 'Reddish'
Latin Feminine form of the King of Great Britain from 1727-1760
Dakota for 'Cloudy water'
Name of an English baron, whose name possibly was Norman French for 'of the war'
Either Dutch for Red or name for Greek island of a similar name
Name of the Sun King of France
Sioux for 'Ally' or 'Friend'
Munsee Delaware for 'At the big river flat'
Possibly Plains Apache for 'enemy'
Named for the Kaw tribe, whose name may have a connection to the wind

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