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

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