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Tuesday 31st May 2016
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Why Do So Many US States End With A?


Why do so many American state names end in an A - 21 of the 50 - California, Nebraska, Arizona to name three.
Jeremy, Poplar


** Definitive **
Name: Sarah, Caterham
Qualification: Classics student at Oxford
Answer: It's an origin in Latin and Spanish. Latin ends in A because it's the female. There are also Spanish names, which originate from the Andalucian dialect, which also end in A.

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