Why is Illinois named Illinois?

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Like many states in America, especially in the Midwest, the name of Illinois comes from the native tribes that lived there when the white men first came - the Illinois people.

It comes from the Indian word Illini meaning a confederation of tribes. Illinois is the French interpretation of the Algonquin word for 'tribe of superior men'.
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How did Illinois get its name?

Illinois got its name from a tribe called Illiniwek. The state of Illinois was named after the Illinois River.The river was named by French explorer Robert Cavelier Sieur de

Where is Illinois?

US - Midwest: 39.78143 N, 089.64465 W . The Northeastern border of Illinois is Lake Michigan. Its eastern border with Indiana is all of the land west of the Wabash River, a

Where did Illinois get its name from?

Algonquin for "tribe of superior men" Algonguins were a native American tribe living in the great lakes area. http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0854966.HTML

What does Illinois have?

3 i's 2 l's the words: ill, in, no, is. Also, it has the city of Chicago which is filled with wonderful things to do, as well as many other interesting smaller cities and far