How Did Indiana Get Its Name?

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The federal govenment adopted the name Indiana for the territory in May of 1880. The name was given because the land was once occupied by American Indian tribes. Indiana means the land of Indians.
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The state name of Indiana means "Land of the Indians" or simply "Indian Land" in Latin. This name dates back to at least the 1760s and was first applied to the region by Congress when the Indiana Territory was incorporated in 1800.
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