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Meaning of Place Name: Ozark

Ozark: County and city in Christian County, Missouri, and village in Dale County, Alabama. A corruption of the French name auxarcs, meaning "with bows," a term descriptive of the Indians who inhabited the country. It is also claimed, especially for the mountains, that the name is a provincial composite of the river Osage and Arkansas, lying between the Oz and Ark, i.e., osark.

 

 

 

 
 


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