Origin of "Indiana"

Indiana State Name Origin


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Indiana geology and topography map; image from USGSA Tapestry of Time and Terrain.

What does "Indiana" mean?

The name "Indiana" means "Land of the Indians" or "Land of Indians." All State Name Origins

Various Native American tribes are a significant part of Indiana history, including the Miamis, Chippewa, Delawares, Erie, Shawnee, Iroquois, Kickapoo, Potawatomies, Mahican, Nanticoke, Huron, and Mohegan.



Indiana USA; image from USGS.

Map of USA outlining the state of Indiana


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