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There are a number of theories about what the name actually means, but most historians agree it comes from one of the Indian (native American) tribes living there at the time when the Europeans arrived in the 1600s. The name itself probably means either "great hill" or "great mountain" (the settlements were located near what is today known as the Blue Hills). Massachusetts takes its name from the Massachusetts tribe of Native Americans, who lived in the Great Blue Hill region, south of Boston. The Indian term supposedly means "at or about the Great Hill," an apparent reference to the tallest of the Blue Hills, a recreation area south of the town of Milton.

There are, however, a number of interpretations of the exact meaning of the word.

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