Etymology of US states

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

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