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Michigander

[mish-i-gan-der] /ˌmɪʃ ɪˈgæn dər/
noun
1.
a native or inhabitant of Michigan.
Also called Michiganite
[mish-i-guh-nahyt] /ˈmɪʃ ɪ gəˌnaɪt/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1825-1835
1825-35, Americanism; blend of Michigan and gander, name first applied to Lewis Cass, governor of the Michigan Territory (1813-31)
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Michiganite

/ˈmɪʃɪɡənˌaɪt/
noun
1.
a native or inhabitant of Michigan
adjective
2.
of or relating to Michigan or its inhabitants

Michigander

/ˌmɪʃɪˈɡændə/
noun
1.
a native or inhabitant of Michigan
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