地名   Toponymes   Place names  

Many place names in North America have retained their original French name.
De nombreux lieux-dits d'Amérique du Nord ont conservé leur nom français original.

Baton Rouge (Louisiana) means 'red stick'.  Rouge: Red
Blanche (Alabama, Tennessee) means 'white'.  Blanc: White
Bois Blanc Island (Michigan) means 'white wood' island.  Blanc: White
Bonne Terre (Missouri) and Terrebonne (Oregon) mean 'good earth'  Terre: Earth.
Champ (Missouri, Oregon, Tennessee, Virginia) means 'field'.  Champ: Field
Chaud Spring (Oregon) means 'hot water spring'.  Chaud: Hot
Chene Blanc or Chien Blanc (Louisiana) means 'white dog'.  Blanc: White
Clair Lake, Lake Clair or Lac Clair mean 'clear (water) lake'.  Lumière: Light
Cote Blanche (Louisiana) means 'white shore'.  Blanc: White
Des Moines river (Iowa) means 'river of the monks'.  Seul: Alone
Eau Claire (Wisconsin) means 'clear water'.  Eau: Water
Etoile (Kentucky, Texas) means 'star'.  Étoile: Star
Fond du Lac (Wisconsin) means 'bottom of the lake'.  Fond: Bottom
Froid (Montana) means 'cold'.  Froid: Cold
Grand Teton (Wyoming) means 'big breast'.  Grand: Big
La Petite Roche was the original name of Little Rock (Arkansas).  Pierre: Stone
Lac du Flambeau (Wisconsin Indian reservation) means 'torch lake'.  Flamber: to Burn
Lac du Lune (Wisconsin) means 'moon lake'.  Lune: Moon
Les Trois Island (Maine) means 'islands of the three'.  Trois: Three
Mer Rouge (Louisiana) means 'red sea'.  Rouge: Red
Petit Caillou (Louisiana) means 'little stone'.  Pierre: Stone
Pierre (capital of South Dakota) is named after Pierre Choteau.  Pierre: Stone
Point au Fer (Louisiana) means 'iron headland'.  Fer: Iron
Pomme de Terre (Missouri) means 'earth fruit' or 'potato'  Terre: Earth.
Presque Isle (Pennsylvania, Michigan) means 'almost island' (peninsula).  Île: Island
River Rouge (Michigan) means 'red river'.  Rouge: Red
Rougemont (North Carolina) means 'red mountain'.  Rouge: Red
Terre Haute (Indiana) means 'high land'  Terre: Earth.
Terre Noire Creek (Arkansas) means 'black earth creek'.  Noir: Black
Terre Rouge (Arkansas) means 'red earth'.  Rouge: Red
Vermont ('vert mont') means 'green mountain'.  Vert: Green



地名 Toponymes: Place names


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