Origin of "Indiana"

Indiana State Name Origin


Indiana USA

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

What does "Indiana" mean?

Christened in 1800, "Indiana" means Land of the Indians or Land of Indians. Various American Indian 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.

Indiana USA