How Did Arkansas Get Its Name?


The word 'Arkansas' came from the Quapaw Indian tribe. Members of this tribe are known as the Ugakhpah, which translates to people who live downstream. They were also referred to as Arkansaw by French explorers.
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2 Additional Answers Answer for: how did arkansas get its name
The state name of Arkansas derives from the same root as the state name Kansas. The word "Arkansas" itself is a French pronunciation of a Quapaw word akakaze meaning "land of downriver people" or the Sioux word Akakaze meaning "people of the south wind".
Origin of Name:
Arkansas got it's name from French explorers that met the Quapaw Indians. The Indians were also called Arkansaw, and that's where the state got its name.
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