United States (of America)

US states in French
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Les États-Unis (d’Amérique)

Though the above is the proper translation, the French often just say les USA. Likewise, most US states keep their names in French, while a few undergo slight Frenchification. And of course, being nouns, they have gender in French: all but nine are masculine.

Alabama l’Alabama (m)
Alaska l’Alaska (m)
Arizona l’Arizona (m)
Arkansas l’Arkansas (m)
California la Californie
Colorado le Colorado
Connecticut le Connecticut
Delaware le Delaware
Florida la Floride
Georgia la Géorgie
Hawaii Hawaï*
Idaho l’Idaho (m)
Illinois l’Illinois (m)
Indiana l’Indiana (m)
Iowa l’Iowa (m)
Kansas le Kansas
Kentucky le Kentucky
Louisiana la Louisiane
Maine le Maine
Maryland le Maryland
Massachusetts le Massachusetts
Michigan le Michigan
Minnesota le Minnesota
Mississippi le Mississippi
Missouri le Missouri
Montana le Montana
Nebraska le Nebraska
Nevada le Nevada
New Hampshire le New Hampshire
New Jersey le New Jersey
New Mexico le Nouveau-Mexique
New York l’État de New York**
North Carolina la Caroline du Nord
North Dakota le Dakota du Nord
Ohio l’Ohio (m)
Oklahoma/td> l’Oklahoma (m)
Oregon l’Oregon (m)
Pennsylvania la Pennsylvanie
Rhode Island le Rhode Island
South Carolina la Caroline du Sud
South Dakota le Dakota du Sud
Tennessee le Tennessee
Texas le Texas
Utah l’Utah (m)
Vermont le Vermont
Virginia la Virginie
Washington l’État de Washington**
West Virginia la Virginie-Occidentale
Wisconsin le Wisconsin
Wyoming le Wyoming

 * Like most islands, Hawaï does not take an article.

** The names for these two states include État de to distinguish them from New York City and Washington D.C., respectively. The latter is called simply Washington in French.

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