What does the word Texas mean?
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How did Texas get its state motto?
Friendship. The word Friendship was adopted as the Texas state motto by the Forty-first Texas Legislature in February 1930. The word was probably chosen because the name Texas or Tejas was the Spanish pronunciation of a Caddo Indian word sometimes translated to mean "friends" or "allies." See also TEXAS, ORIGIN OF NAME.