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

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