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[in-dee-an-uh] /ˌɪn diˈæn ə/
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a state in the central United States: a part of the Midwest. 36,291 sq. mi. (93,995 sq. km).
Capital: Indianapolis.
Abbreviation: IN (for use with zip code), Ind.
a city in W central Pennsylvania.
Related forms
Indianan, Indianian
[in-dee-an-ee-uh n] /ˌɪn diˈæn i ən/ (Show IPA),
adjective, noun Unabridged
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  • For those whom the long river journey did not please, or who lived inland in Ohio or Indiana, the national road was a help.

    The Last American Frontier Frederic L. (Frederic Logan) Paxson
  • Packard started to describe him to his "folks" in distant Indiana.

  • He was one of the most88 popular boys of the Indiana town, and the betting was strongly in his favor.

    Shawn of Skarrow James Tandy Ellis
  • The Indiana made the low-lying atoll at last and lay-to outside.

  • As to the other personages, Raymon is a wretched little rascal, who was first the lover of Indiana's maid.

British Dictionary definitions for Indiana


a state of the N central US, in the Midwest: consists of an undulating plain, with sand dunes and lakes in the north and limestone caves in the south. Capital: Indianapolis. Pop: 6 195 643 (2003 est). Area: 93 491 sq km (36 097 sq miles) Abbreviation Ind, (with zip code) IN
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Word Origin and History for Indiana

named mid-18c. by French explorers or settlers; see Indian + Latin-derived place-name suffix -ana. Organized as a U.S. territory 1800, admitted as a state 1816.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Indiana in Culture

Indiana definition

State in the midwestern United States bordered by Michigan to the north, Ohio to the east, Kentucky to the south, and Illinois to the west. Its capital and largest city is Indianapolis.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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