Geography Quiz / U.S. State Names with Native Etymologies

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Can you name the U.S. state names with Native etymologies?

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Language of OriginStateMeaning
Algonquianat a long river
Caddofriend
Algonquiangreat river
Siouxpeople of the south wind
Siouxflattened water
Algonquianat the big river flat
Iroquoianon the meadow
Siouxfriend
O'odhamsmall spring
Choctawthicket-clearers
Algonquianlarge lake
Siouxcloudy water
Siouxsleepy ones
Language of OriginStateMeaning
Algonquianhe speaks normally
Cherokee(name of a Cherokee village)
Aleutmainland
Choctawred people
Iroquoianlarge creek
Siouxfriend
Algonquianit lies red
Algonquiandugout canoe
Apachehigh
Hawaiianplace of the gods
Siouxwind
Algonquianlittle big hill

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