We are plotting the states on the maps that have Spanish names. Students will be tested over these states on next Wed.
Actually there are only four, but six, seven, or even eight could qualify. I’ll explain:
Strictly Spanish words would only be:
Colorado; Florida; Montana; & Nevada.
1. California (like in the Spanish: Baja California)
2. Colorado (Spanish for: The color red);
3. Florida (Spanish for: in bloom or in blossom);
4. Montana (Montaña: Mountain in Spanish. Really spelled in Spanish with the “ñ,” rather than the ‘n.’)
5. Nevada (Spanish for: A snow fall–Nieve is snow).
6. New Mexico (In Spanish: Nuevo Mexico; ‘New’ in Spanish is “Nuevo.”)
7. Texas is really named after the Tejas Indians, a Native American word rather than a “Spanish” word, although readily recognizable in Spanish.
8. Arizona is just a name, although also readily recognizable in Spanish so they could be the seventh and eighth depending on your point of view.
Puerto Rico is a Spanish name, but it is not a ‘State,’ as in the “United States,” but a ‘Territory.” It means ‘Rich Port,’ or ‘Lovely Port.’