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

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