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Top placenames of indigenous origin in the Americas: Mexico

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Oct 21 2010
1 Oaxaca-Comes from the Nahuatl word huaxyácac or "place of the guaje trees". 2508
2 Chiapas- Believed to derive from the ancient city of Chiapan, which means "the place where the chia sage grows" in Náhuatl. 1688
3 Tamaulipas- derives from tamaholipa a Huastec term that could mean "place where high hills". 1476
4 Guanajuato- Means "hill of frogs" in the Tarascan language 1474
5 Chihuahua- May come from "dry place" in an unknown Indian language. 1008
6 Coahuila- Named after an Indian tribe living in the region called Coahuiltecos. 973
7 Zacatecas- Named after the Zacatec; an indigenous nation in the area. It means "inhabitants of the land were the shrubs are abundant" in Nahuatl. 957
8 Nayarit- Náhuatl for "Son of God who is in heaven and in the sun". 763
9 Tlaxcala- Means "Place of Maize Corn Bread". 617
10 México- Named after the Mexica or Aztecs. 8
11 Michoacán- Translates to "the place of the fishermen" from the Nahuatl word michamacuan. 5
12 Querétaro- Could come from the Otomi meaning "the great ball game" or the Tarasco/Purépecha language meaning "place of stones". < 5

Top placenames of indigenous origin in the Americas: Tennessee

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 Sewanee 141
2 Euchee Old Fields (ceremonial planting ground) 118
3 Ooltewah 73
4 Unicoi County, Unicoi town, and Unicoi Range - Cherokee word meaning "white," "hazy," "fog-like," or "fog draped." 52
5 Etowah - Muskogean term for 'town' 39
6 Chattanooga - based on cvto, a Muskogean term for 'rock' < 5

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