American place names in the United States


There are many places, including cities and states that have been named according to the names or the Indians. In fact, about 50% of states have been named using Indian words. In many of these places have names that we almost take for granted these days, and most people do not know about the origins of US natives.

A partial list of some well-known places in the United States and their significance for the Indians are listed below.

Alabama: from Choctaw word meaning "cleaner array" or "collector of vegetation"

Alaska: from aleutskaga word meaning "great land" or "the one on which the sea breaks"

Chicago: algankinskaga from the word that means "field garlic"

Illinois: algankinskaga from the word that means "tribe of the higher people '

Kansas: from the Sioux word that means "people of the south wind"

Kentucky, from the Iroquois word meaning "land of tomorrow"

MA: Masachusett from the word meaning "on a big hill or around"

Minnesota from the Dakota word meaning "sky with colored water"

Manhattan from algankuanskaga word that means "isolated thing in the water"

Milwaukee from algankianskaga word that means "a good place or a place"

Missouri: Missouri from the word meaning "town of the large canoes"

Nebraska: Oto from the word meaning "flat water"

North / South Dakota from Sioux word meaning "allies"

Ohio: from algankianskaga word that means "big river"

Oklahoma: Choctaw from two words, meaning "red people"

Saratoga: from Mohawk word meaning "water springs from the slope of the slope"

Tahoe Vasho from the word meaning "big water"

Utah from the Ute word meaning "people of the mountains"

Wyoming: the word Delaware, which means "mountains and valleys alternating"

Of course, there are many other examples. So next time when you see the name of city, town, village, state, lake, mountain or region, it may simply derives from the indigenous population.