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Arkansas State Name Origin

Sioux Indian Warrior - click to see all state name origins
Sioux Indian warrior WAHK-TA-GE-LI; photo from
Bodmer and Maximillion Expedition | National Agricultural Library.
All State Name Origins.

Arkansas - click to see all state name origins

What does the name Arkansas mean?

The name Arkansas is the French interpretation of a Sioux word: acansa, meaning "downstream place." Many state names trace their origin to native American Indian languages.

Arkansas USA - click to see all state name origins
Arkansas USA. All State Name Origins.
Arkansas bicentennial quarter - click to see all state quarters
Arkansas became the 25th state in 1836 (see statehood order). Arkansas quarter features a diamond (state gem), rice stalks, a lake bordered by pines (state tree), and mallard duck flying above (public domain image on Wikipedia). All state quarters.
Source:
Quick Facts - Arkansas: Ben's Guide to U.S. Government
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Arkansas Symbols & Icons:

bird - mammal
flower - tree
insect - butterfly
gem - rock
mineral - soil
fruit - vegetable
beverage - grain

flag-seal-quarter
motto -creed
name - nickname
song 1-2-3-4
dance - language
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