Everyone knows that the United States of America unites 50 states, with the capital in Washington. Today we will talk about them. Or rather, about the name of the states of America, and where these names come from.
It comes from the Aleut word Alakshak, which means “great lands” or “peninsula”. The Aleuts are the indigenous inhabitants of those places.
The Spanish version of the Aztec word Arizuma, which means "carrying silver."
French version of the Sioux word Acansa, meaning "downstream place"
Comes from the Spanish conquistadors. Adapted from the 1510 novel "" Las Serges de Esplandian ", which describes a paradise island with that name.
It is based on the Spanish expression “colored red”.
Derived from the Indian Quinnehtukqut - “by the big turbulent river”.
Named after Sir Thomas West (Lord De La Warr), Governor of Virginia, 1610.
Named so by the Spaniards on the day of Easter 1513. In translation it means “Flower Easter”.
Named after King George II of England
Most likely comes from the local word Owhyhee, which means Motherland.
In the language of the local Indians - “gem of the mountains”.
French version of the word of the Algonquin Indians, which means "warriors" or "a tribe of the best people"
An invented word meaning something like "Land of the Indians."
The name of an Indian tribe belonging to the Sioux group of tribes.
Sioux word for "people of the south wind"
Similar things are found in different Indian languages. Most likely it is the Iroquois Ken-tah-ten, which means "tomorrow's earth"
Named by the French in honor of King Louis XIV
Most likely a modified English "Main", which means "main". According to another version, it comes from the name of the French province of Maine.
Named after Queen Mary Henrieta, wife of Charles I
Comes from the language of the Algonquin Indians and means roughly “at the great hill”.
Derived from the Chippewa Indian word meicigama and means “great water”.
Word of the Dakota Indians, from the Sioux group. Means "sky-covered water".
French version of the Indian name of the river Misi-ziibi, which means "great river"
Derived from the language of the Sioux Indians and means “big canoe river” or “wooden canoe people”
Derived from the Spanish word meaning "mountain" (state)
Derived from the word of the Otos Indians and means "slow river"
The Spanish word means “covered with snow”.
Named after the English county of Hampshire.
Named after a certain Jersey island.
Translated into English from the Spanish name Nuevo Mexico - the former Mexican possessions north of the Rio Grande River. Mexico is an Aztec word meaning “Place of Mexitli”. Mexitli is one of the Indian gods.
Named after the English city of York.
North / South Carolina
Latin name after the English king Charles I
North / South Dakota
In Sioux it means "friend". The tribe of the Sioux group is also called.
The word of the Iroquois Indians, meaning "good river".
Comes from the Choctaw Indian expression “okla humma”, which means “red people”. okla - people, humma - red.
The origin is not clear. Possibly come from French maps where Wisconsin was spelled Ouaricon-sint
In honor of the colonist William Penn.
The English translation of the name given by the Italians is isola di Rhode, in honor of the island of Rhodes.
The name is after the Tanasi Cherokee Indian village. One of the rivers is also called.
Derived from the word of the Caddo Indians and means "friends" or "allies"
It comes from the word yuttahih of the Apache Indians and means “the one that is higher”.
Derived from the French Verd Mont, which means "green mountain".
Derived from the English virgin, which means "virgin". The name is given in honor of the English virgin queen Elizabeth I
Named after the first President of the United States, George Washington. By the way, so as not to confuse the name of the state and the capital of the state, it is also called the District of Columbia in honor of the discoverer of America Christopher Columbus.
Derived from the Chippewa Indians' word Ouisconsin, which means "rubbish place".
Derived from the word of the Algonquin Indians and means "great prairie".