Type Political Subdivision
Pronounced Pron. TEHK-səs(English)
TEH-khas(Spanish)
TEHK-SAS(French)
TEHK-sas(Italian, German)
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Meaning & History

A state of the United States, from Spanish Texas or Tejas, originally an ethnic name used by the Spanish for the Caddo. It was derived from the Caddo word taysha meaning "friends, allies".

Related Names

VariantTejas(Spanish)
User SubmissionTexas

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Entry added January 21, 2022