How Did Michigan Get Its Name?

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The first explorer in Michigan was Etienne Brule in 1620. Michigan gets its name from a Chippewa Indian word meaning 'large lake'. Michigan consists of two land masses.
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The state name of Michigan is a French adaptation of the Ojibwe word mishigama, meaning "large water" or "large lake".
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