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Why are the US states so called

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Why are the US states so called? .

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Alabama

The origin is not fully understood. It is believed that this word originated from the language of the Indians Creeks and means "City of the Tribe".

Alaska

Russian version of the Aleukshak word, which means "great lands" or "peninsula".

Arizona

The Spanish version of the Aztec word Arizuma, which means "carrying silver."

Arkansas

The French version of the word for the Sioux Acansa, which means "downstream".

California

Comes from the Spanish conquistadors. Taken from the novel of 1510 "" Las Serges de Esplandian ", which describes a paradise island with this.

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Colorado

The basis is the Spanish expression "colored red."

Connecticut

It comes from the Indian Quinnehtukqut - "by the big stormy river".

Delaware

Also called the river and the bay. Named after Sir Thomas West (Lord De La Warr), Governor of Virginia, 1610.

Florida

Named so by the Spanish on the day of Easter of 1513. In translation means "Flower Easter".

Georgia

Named after King George II of England.

Hawaii

Most likely comes from the local word Owhyhee, which means Homeland.

Idaho

In the language of local Indians - "the jewel of the mountains."

Illinois

The French version of the word Algonquin Indians, which means "warriors" or "tribe of the best people."

Indiana

The invented word, meaning something like "The Land of the Indians."

Iowa

The name of an Indian tribe belonging to a group of Sioux tribes.

Kansas

The word Sioux, which means "people of the south wind."

Kentucky

Similar is found in different Native American languages. Most likely this is the Iroquois Ken-tah-ten, which means "tomorrow's land".

Louisiana

Named by the French in honor of King Louis XIV.

Maine

Most likely a modified English "Main", which means "main".

Maryland

Named after Queen Mary-Henrieta, wife of Charles I.

Massachusetts

Comes from the language of the Indians Algonquin and means in a rough translation "at the great hill."

Michigan

It comes from the words of the Chippewa Indians meicigama and means "great water".

Minnesota

The word of the Dakota Indians, from the Sioux group. Denotes "the water covered by the sky".

Mississippi

French version of the Indian name of the river Misi-ziibi, which means "great river".

Missouri

It comes from the language of the Sioux Indians and means "the river of great canoes" or "people of wooden canoes".

Montana

It comes from the Spanish word meaning "mountain" (state).

Nebraska

It comes from the word Indians OTOS and means "slow river".

Nevada

The Spanish word means "covered with snow."

New Hamshire

The name is in honor of the English county of Hampshire.

New Jersey

The name is in honor of an ostorva Jersey.

New Mexico

Translated into English the Spanish name Nuevo Mexico - the former Mexican possessions north of the Rio Grande River. Mexico - the word for the Aztec Indians, meaning "Place Meksitli". Meksitli - one of the Indian gods.

New York

The name is in honor of the English city of York.

North / South Carolina

The name is in the Latin manner in honor of the English King Charles I.

North / South Dakota

Siu means "friend". Also called the tribe of the Sioux group.

Ohio

The word Iroquois Indians, meaning "good river".

Oklahoma

It comes from the expression of the Choktau Indians "okla humma", which means "red people". Okla - people, humma - red.

Oregon

The origin is not clear. Perhaps it came from French maps, where the word Wisconsin was recorded as Ouaricon-sint.

Pennsylvania

In honor of the colonist William Penn.

Rhode island

The English translation of the name given by the Italians is isola di Rhode, in honor of the island of Rhodes.

Tennessee

The name is in honor of the village of the Indians Cherokee Tanasi. Also called one of the rivers.

Texas

It comes from the word Indians Caddo and means "friends" or "allies".

Utah

It comes from the word Apathei yuttahih and means "one that is higher".

Vermont

Comes from the French Verd Mont, which means "green mountain".

(West) Virginia

It comes from English virgin, which means "virgin". The name is given in honor of the Queen of England, the virgin Elizabeth I.

Washington

In honor of the first US president.

Wisconsin

It comes from the word of the Chuppean Indians Ouisconsin, which means "a shaking place".

Wyoming

It comes from the word Algonquin Indians and means "great prairie".