This map shows some of the hundreds of places in Minnesota named by the Dakota. Some have Dakota names, and others are translated from Dakota.
Click on a marker to learn more about the Dakota connection to each place. Some of the markers, such as those for Chanhassen, Chaska, Shakopee, and Winona, also contain audio links to hear pronunciations.
Source: Minnesota Place Names: A Geographic Encyclopedia, by Warren Upham, St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, third revised & enlarged edition, 2001