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

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