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Arizona State Name Origin

Aztec Indian - see all state name origins
Photo from The Aztec - U.S. Country Studies - Mexico:
© Library of Congress (used by permission)

The name Arizona is the Spanish interpretation of "arizuma," an Aztec Indian word that means "silver-bearing." It's also based on the Pima Indian word arizonac, meaning "little spring place." Many state names trace their origin to native American Indian languages. See 50 States - Name Origins.

Source:
Quick Facts - Arizona: Ben's Guide to U.S. Government
The Aztec - U.S. Country Studies - Mexico
Links:
50 States - Name Origins

    

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