I'm aware that Missouri is the Anglicized form of a Native American word for the river that flows through our State. I was looking for the Native American word for the territory now known as the United States of America.
I remember reading a book about dinosaurs to my son when he was about five years old. In the book, it tells us that two hundred million years ago, before there were people, all the land on the Earth was formed into one continent, called Pangea
. My son asked "If there weren't any people around, how do they know what it was called?", which I thought was a pretty good question. I told him that that's what we call it now, but that it was probably called "Roar" (Making a dinosaur noise), since the Dinosaurs were the only ones who would have called it anything. I thought I was being cute, but apparently my son thought it was a good answer.
Ah! Back in the days before my son figured out that I just make up a lot of crap!