TUESDAY TRIVIA: What Does ‘Oklahoma’ Mean?

According to CDC data, Oklahoma has the highest percentage of American Indians and Alaska Natives, while Census Bureau data from 2018 shows Oklahoma as second behind Alaska.

What does the word “Oklahoma” mean?

Oklahoma is a Choctaw Indian word that means “red people.” It is derived from the words for people (okla) and red (humma).

Thirty-nine American Indian tribes are headquartered within the state of Oklahoma.