Bonus List

LARGEST U.S. CITIES WITH A NATIVE-AMERICAN NAME

This is the second of several weeks in a row featuring non-English language origins of U.S. cities. The United States features many place names with names coming from the various Native American languages, including large cities. Of the 50 largest cities, 10 have names with a Native American origin (including the "hybrid" names like Minneapolis--"Minne" (Dakota Indian for water) and "Polis" (Greek for city-state)--or Oklahoma City ("City" is, of course, English)).

1. Chicago, Illinois
2. Milwaukee, Wisconsin
3. Seattle, Washington
4. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
5. Tucson, Arizona
6. Kansas City, Missouri
7. Tulsa, Oklahoma
8. Omaha, Nebraska
9. Minneapolis, Minnesota
10. Wichita, Kansas


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