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Michigan State Name Origin

Michigan map - click to see all state name origins
Michigan geology & topography from USGS. All State Name Origins.
Michigan - click to see all state name origins

What does Michigan mean?

The name Michigan is based on the Chippewa Indian word "meicigama" meaning great water, and refers to the Great Lake. Thirty-two counties in Michigan also have names drawn from Native American languages.

Michigan USA - click to see all state name origins
Michigan USA. All State Name Origins.
Source:
Michigan Geology and Topography Map: USGS
Michigan Quick Facts: Ben's Guide to US Government
Links:
Name Origins of Michigan Counties: Michigan.gov
All State Name Origins

    

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Michigan Symbols & Icons:

bird - mammal  
fish - reptile
flower - tree
wildflower
fossil - gem

flag - seal
name - nickname
motto - song
historical society
stone -soil - quarter
 

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