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Montana State Name Origin

Montana map - click to see all state name origins
Montana Geology and Topography Map : USGS. All State Name Origins.
Montana - click to see all state name origins

What does Montana mean?

The name Montana is based on the Latin or Spanish word for "mountainous." Western Montana is forested and mountainous, the eastern section is a high barren plain.

Mount Gould in Montana - click to see all state name origins
Glacier National Park in Montana - Mount Gould reflected in Swiftcurrent lake; photo from Day Hikes in Glacier National Park.
All State Name Origins.
Glacier National Park in Montana - click to see all state name origins
Glacier National Park in Montana (Grinnell overlook); photo from Day Hikes in Glacier National Park. All State Name Origins.
Source:
Montana Quick Facts: Ben's Guide to US Government
Links:
Montana History: Resource for Teachers of Montana History
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