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Question

the name texas is derived from a caddo indian name meaning what?

1 Answer

  • Answer:

    Texas derived its name from a Caddo word from which means friend.

    Explanation:

    The word is "teyshas" and while it means friends, it also can mean allies.

    Spanish explorers recorded it as Teyas or Tejas in the 1540s, believing that it was a tribal name. Later, it was applied to areas north of the Rio Grande and east of New Mexico.

    The state's motto, "friendship," still reflects that heritage.

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