Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Names of States

Here's a wonderful article that gives information about the names of all 50 states, plus a map showing the different types of name origins: Here's What All 50 State Names Actually Mean.

Oklahoma: From a Choctaw word, meaning "red people," which breaks down as okla "nation, people" + homma "red." Choctaw scholar Allen Wright, later principal chief of the Choctaw Nation, coined the word. 

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