Pronounced Pron. Ar eh ZOH nah(American) [key]
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Contributor Contrib.Bailibsmum on 3/24/2013
Etymology of Arizona is still debated, they may include:From the Basque word aritz ona meaning "the good oak." This name was adopted for the US state.From O'odham or Papago-Pima, an Uto-Aztecan language of southern Arizona and northern Sonora, Mexico, where the Tohono O'odham (formerly called the Papago) and Pima reside. It is said to derive from the phrase "ali ṣona-g via Arizonac" meaning "Having a little spring."From the Spanish phrase, "zonas áridas" meaning "arid zones."