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Indiana

Line breaks: In¦di|ana
Pronunciation: /ˌɪndɪˈanə
 
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Definition of Indiana in English:

A state in the Middle West of the US; population 6,376,792 (est. 2008); capital, Indianapolis. It was colonized by the French in the 18th century and ceded to Britain in 1763. It passed to the US in 1783 and became the 19th state in 1816.

Derivatives

Indianan

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noun& adjective
Example sentences
  • Indeed, by the end of the 10th day - as the racers reached Provo, Utah - the overall leaders were Glen Lange and Stuart Curtis, two Indianans in a 1919 Essex Racer.
  • Worse, far worse, the crowd was armed with towels; strong men grow weak when they glimpse Indianans politely sitting in seats holding towels.
  • They were called ‘Hoosier's men’ and eventually all Indianans were called Hoosiers.

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