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

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