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Multiple choice - US States Names Origins 1
How have these States gained their name, Which option is correct?
When origin is tribal, the nearest translation is given:
Many Indian Terms are open to interpretation and translation:
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Last updated: April 2, 2019
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The Good Oak
Basque - aritz ona - 'The Good Oak'
"Friend" - used by the Caddo peoples to refer to the Caddo Nation.
French - Derived from vert (green) and mont (mountain)
Of the Valley
Lord de la Warr
Thomas West - Baron de la Warr - English Politician - 1st Governer of Virginia
Chiwere / After the 'Platte River' due to the flatness of the plains, when the river would flood,
Country of the Virgin Queen (Elizabeth I)
After the Virgin Mary
Elizabeth I - who was known as the "Virgin Queen" because she never married
Meeting Place of Rivers
Maidens Drinking Place
Bison Meeting Place
Ojibwe / French - After the river Mississippi
King Charles I of England
Land of Straight Arrows
Latin / English - From King Charles I of England.
Choctaw - albah, "(medicinal) plants", and amo, "to clear"
Algonquian via French - Illini a group of Native American tribes in the Mississippi valley:
Illinois (Illini) - one who has a wood boat [dugout canoe]
Island of Roses
Dutch - Referring to Aquidneck Island - modern Dutch is "rood eiland"
On the Prairie
Iroquoian - refer to the Kentucky River 'on the prairie / meadow / field'
Ojibwe via French:= old Algonquin 'meshi-gami'
Land of Valleys
Apache via Spanish - from Ute people - from Apache 'yudah' meaning 'high'.
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