Arkansas is a state in the southeastern district of the United States, home to more than 3 million individuals starting at 2017. Its name is of Siouan deduction from the dialect of the Osage meaning their related kinfolk, the Quapaw Indians. The state's assorted geology ranges from the bumpy areas of the Ozark and the Ouachita Mountains, which make up the U.S. Inside Highlands, to the thickly forested land in the south known as the Arkansas Timberlands, toward the eastern marshes along the Mississippi River and the Arkansas Delta. It is situated in the focal part of the express, a center point for transportation, business, culture, and government.