Etymology of US states

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

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