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Origin of "Arizona"

Arizona State Name Origin

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What does "Arizona" mean?

The exact evolution of the name Arizona is debated by historians; the Spanish called the area Arisona, Arissona or Arizona, based on native American word(s) translated as meaning "silver-bearing" or "place of the small spring." All State Name Origins