Wednesday, May 6, 2009

What's in a Name?

Native Names, the Interactive Map. Graphic: Oliver Uberti, National Geographic

A lot of places in the United States have their names derived from Native American words (I’m looking at you, Punxsutawney!). But do you know what they actually mean?Our friends over at National Geographic have put together this really spiffy interactive map of the United States, with the translated meaning of the towns, lakes, and other localities.


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