Language Quiz / Etymology of US states

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Can you name the US states by namesake?

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

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