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Type Political Subdivision & Settlement
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. ba-tən ROOZH
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Meaning & History

From French le bâton rouge ("the red stick"), itself from Choctaw iti humma ("red pole") through Istrouma, a possible corruption; the name ultimately comes from a red pole marking the hunting boundaries for the Houma and Bayagoula tribes. This is the name of the capital city of the US state of Louisiana.
Added 9/5/2021 by VerdeIperbolico
Edited 9/5/2021 by VerdeIperbolico