Etymology of US states

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

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