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

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