WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
OUR NATIVE LAND
Profile America--Wednesday, November 30th. As American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month concludes, it's worth noting that much of the U.S. population lives in states and towns with names derived from those originally given them by America's first peoples. In fact, 26 states have such names—from Alabama and Alaska to Massachusetts, Oklahoma, Utah and Wyoming, to name just a few. Many towns, such as Malibu, Manhattan, and Pensacola have names based on American Indian words, as well as the Mississippi river, Lake Tahoe, the Chesapeake Bay, and Niagara Falls. The sources of these names endure, as among today's 2.4 million American Indians and Alaska natives five years old and over, almost 27 percent speak a language other than English at home. You can find more facts about America's people, places and economy, from the American Community Survey, at www.census.gov.
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotion of the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics and accounts drawn from cited non-Census sources are employed for illustrative or narrative purposes, and are not attested to by the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Audio" in the "Library" pull-down menu).