Etymology of US states

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

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