Origin of "Mississippi"

Mississippi State Name Origin

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Mississippi geology and topography

Mississippi geology and topography courtesy of USGS: A Tapestry of Time and Terrain.

What does "Mississippi" mean?

The name Mississippi comes from the French "Messipi" - the French rendering of the Anishinaabe (Ojibwe or Algonquin) name for the river, "Misi-ziibi," meaning "Great River."

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Images

The state of Mississippi USA (public domain image).

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