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Contributor Contrib.LMS on 5/7/2016
Meaning & History
Nebraska is derived from transliteration of the archaic Otoe words Ñí Brásge
, pronounced ɲĩbɾasꜜkɛ
(contemporary Otoe Ñí Bráhge), or the Omaha Ní Btháska, pronounced nĩbɫᶞasꜜka
, meaning "flat water", after the Platte River that flows through the state.