State Etymology #1

The origin of the state name is described, guess the modern day state.
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Named in honour of King Charles I
North Carolina/South Carolina
From the Otoe words for flat water: "Ñí Brásge"
Nebraska
From the Choctaw phrase "Okla humma", meaning "red people"
Oklahoma
French writers called its namesake river "Ouisconsin"
Wisconsin
Spanish for "ruddy", referring to its namesake river's silt from the mountains
Colorado
Named in honour of the first President of the United States
Washington
Named after the Kansa Native American tribe
Kansas
From the Shoshoni Indian exclamation "Ee-dah-how"
Idaho
Believed to be named after Queen Calafia, ruler of the fictional Black Amazons
California
From the Ojibwe word "misi-ziibi", meaning "Great River"
Mississippi
From the french words for "Green Mountains"
Vermont
Named after two Sioux Native American tribes, one being Lakota
North Dakota/South Dakota
From a Native American tribe whose people were called "Albaamaha"
Alabama
Named in honour of King George II
Georgia
Spanish for "mountain"
Montana
From the Anglo-Norman surname "de La Warr"
Delaware
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Level 28
Jun 1, 2022
Idaho was made up.
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Level 35
Nov 28, 2023
California derives from 'caldo' = warm and 'fornia' = oven

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