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State Names & Nicknames
A list of US state slogans is available, as well as a list of US state State Name, origin of the state names, and the state resident's names.
Washington, DC Symbols
Washington, DC Names
Washington, DC Name Etymology and State Nicknames
Origin of Washington, DC District Name
DC stands for District of Columbia. It is called District of Columbia, because it was built on land of the Territory of Columbia, a 10 square mile piece of land, that used to be part of Virginia and Maryland. The territory of Columbia was named such after Christopher Columbus.
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Washington, DC Resident's Name
The etymologies of some US state names are more obvious than others, derived from the Spanish or French tongue. Though, more than half of the US state names come from Native American tribal languages, with several still a mystery to scholars and historians.
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