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

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

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