Geography Quiz / U.S. place names of French origin

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Can you name the U.S. place names of French origin?

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StatePlaceTranslation or Origin
WyomingFrom the French pronunciation of a Dakotan name for the Cree people
MaineFrom the French word meaning 'penninsula'
NevadaNamed after Civil War general
DelawareOriginally de la Guerre meaning; 'of the war'
AlaskaNamed after a French-Canadian prospector and gold miner
CaliforniaLiterally, 'nice air' or 'beautiful air'
ArizonaNamed after the World War 1 French Premier
MissouriNamed after 13th-century French king
MinnesotaNamed for Daniel Greysolon, Sieur _
North DakotaFrom the French 'Les Grandes Fourches'
VermontNamed after French city of the same name
North CarolinaNamed for French general, Marquis de _
LouisianaLiterally, 'red stick'
HawaiiNamed for brothers Lewis and René Edward
South CarolinaNamed for Henry Somerset, 2nd Duke of _
MarylandLiterally, 'haven of grace'
MississippiFrom the name of the first French permanent settlement at Fort Maurepas
AlabamaFrench name for the indigenous Mauvilla tribe
StatePlaceTranslation or Origin
ConnecticutLiterally, 'mountain city'
ArkansasNamed for French general, Marquis de _
OhioFrom the French province of the same name
MichiganLiterally, 'big point'
IllinoisNamed after French explorer Louis _
New JerseyLiterally, 'bright mountain'
Georgia'The Barn', named for the French Estate of Marquis in Arkansas clue
OregonLiterally, 'misfortune'
IdahoLiterally, 'Heart of the Awl'
MassachusettsLiterally, 'nice mountain' or 'beautiful mountain'
IndianaLiterally, 'high ground'
IowaFrom river ''of the monks'
NebraskaLiterally, 'beautiful view'
OklahomaLiterally, 'stake'
New YorkNamed after French explorer Samuel de _
KentuckyNamed for late 18th-century French king
KansasLiterally, 'the swan'

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