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Named by Raleigh for his Queen and confidante
A combination of Dakota and French, named for the local people
Local language referring to the lands becoming a 'flat river'
Split from Raleigh's first colony named after Elizabeth I (W)
Named for Charles I (N)
The Sioux word for 'ally' (S)
Named for its commander, Louis XVI
Americanized version of Spanish borrowing of local word 'tayha' meaning 'friend'
Native language word for 'around the great hill'
Named after the Duke of York & Albany
From words in three Spanish denominations, referring to both strange vegetation and a lack of it
Named after the local name for what is now the Columbia River
Named for Charles I (S)
Cherokee village name
Translated from the Spanish name, which was named by Aztec settlers after a god
Old Spanish for 'colored ruddy'
Named after a Greek island
Named after a river that was designated to the local alibamu tribe
Old Spanish for 'flowered'
The Sioux word for 'ally' (N)
Both after the legendary homeland of Polynesians and legendary discovery of the State
Named for the first President
A made up word proposed for several Western States, used so often to refer to this unnamed area that it stuck
Eventual product of various corruptions of the French meaning 'of war'
Named after the original land bought by William Penn
French for 'green mountain'
Named for an English County
Named for George II
From the Mohawk for 'prairie'
From a native East-American/Canadian language referring to the long river
Spanish for 'snowy'
Named after Charles I's wife
Old French for a small body of water to cross OR an English village
State originally thought to be an island, named for a fictional Spanish island ruled by Califia
The Seneca word for 'large creek'
Named after the Kaw tribe and the winds in the area
Ojibwe for 'large lake'
Americanization of the French version of the Miami instruction for 'speak normally'
English spelling of French corruption of Miami word for 'lying red'
Dakota for 'cloudy water'
Choctaw for 'Indian territory'
Literally 'of the Indians'
Americanized version of Russian word for 'large country'
Ojibwe for 'large river'
Accidental and misspelt transcription of French word for 'Illinois'
Named for a Channel Island
Named for a Valley in Pennsylvania, the name moving Westward with travellers
Illinois for 'dugout canoe'
Americanization of Spanish for 'mountain'
From the Spanish word 'yute' referring to the people settling

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