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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 of the Screams and means "City of the Tribe."

Alaska

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

Arizona

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

Arkansas

The French version of the word is the Sioux Acansa Indians, which means "place downstream."

California

It comes from the Spanish conquistadors. Taken from the 1510 novel "Las Serges de Esplandian", which describes an island paradise with one.

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Colorado

It is based on the Spanish expression "painted red".

Connecticut

Comes from the Indian Quinnehtukqut - "near a large, turbulent river."

Delaware

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

Florida

So named by the Spaniards on the day of Easter in 1513. Translated means "Flower Easter".

Georgia

Named in honor of the English King George II.

Hawaii

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

Idaho

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

Illinois

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

Indiana

Invented word meaning something like "Land of the Indians."

Iowa

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

Kansas

The word of the Sioux Indians, meaning "people of the south wind."

Kentucky

Similar is found in various Indian languages. Most likely this is a Iroquois Ken-tah-ten, which means "tomorrow's land."

Louisiana

Named by the French in honor of King Louis XIV.

Maine

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

Maryland

Named after Queen Maria Henriety, wife of Charis I.

Massachusetts

It comes from the language of the Indians Algonquin and means roughly "at the great hill."

Michigan

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

Minnesota

Word of the Dakota Indians, from the Siu group. Indicates "water covered by the sky."

Mississippi

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

Missouri

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

Montana

Comes from a Spanish word meaning "mountain" (state).

Nebraska

It comes from the word Othos Indians 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 some island Jersey.

New mexico

Translated into English, the Spanish name is Nuevo Mexico - the former Mexican possessions north of the Rio Grande River. Mexico is the word of the Aztec Indians, meaning "Place of Mexitli." 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 Latin style in honor of the English King Charles I.

North / south dakota

Siu means friend. The same is called the Siu group tribe.

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 the French cards, 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 Cherokee Tanasi Indian village. Also called one of the rivers.

Texas

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

Utah

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

Vermont

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

(West) Virginia

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

Washington

In honor of the first president of the United States.

Wisconsin

It comes from the word of the Indians Chippev Ouisconsin, which means "place of mud".

Wyoming

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