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

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