For what reasons is Arkansas pronounced the way it is?

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For what reasons is Arkansas pronounced the way it is?

Answer:

Arkansas is derived from the French pronunciation of the word ‘Arcansas,’ which was a Quapaw word fro the “Kaw” tribe. This was the group that the original French explorers believed to live in the area, thus the pronunciation of the modern state’s name stems from this French pronunciation of a Quapaw word.