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

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