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ContributorContrib.Fanny on 8/8/2014
Meaning & History
Name of a state in the United States, originally as the name of a breakaway Confederate region of southern New Mexico, organized roughly along modern lines as a U.S. territory in 1863. From Spanish Arizonac, probably from a local name among the O'odham (Piman) people meaning "having a little spring". Alternative theory is that it derives from Basque arizonak "good oaks".