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Kentucky State Name Origin

Iroquois Indian - click to see all state name origins
Illustration of an Iroquois Indian. See All State Name Origins.

What does the name Kentucky mean?

Kentucky - click to see all state name origins

The name Kentucky is of native American origin and has been attributed to several different Indian languages, with several different possible meanings including the Iroquois word "Ken-tah-ten," which means land of tomorrow.

Kentucky map - click to see all state name origins
Kentucky Geology and Topography Map: USGS
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Other possible meanings for the name "Kentucky" - meadow lands, cane and turkey lands, or dark and bloody ground.

Source:
Kentucky Quick Facts: Ben's Guide to U.S. Government
The Commonwealth of Kentucky: University of Kentucky
Links:
The Iroquois: Carnegie Museum of Natural History
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Kentucky Gifts - Gifts by State

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Kentucky Symbols & Icons:

animal - bird
horse - fish
butterfly - insect 
flower - garden
arboretum
tree - soil
fruit - drink
gem - fossil
mineral - rock
festivals
tug-of-war

flag - pledge
seal - motto
name - nickname
song - bluegrass
instrument
theater - musical
amphitheater
band - centers
language - bridge
locomotive - quarter
silverware pattern
 

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