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Omaha

[oh-muh-haw, -hah] /ˈoʊ məˌhɔ, -ˌhɑ/
noun, plural Omahas (especially collectively) Omaha for 2.
1.
a city in E Nebraska, on the Missouri River.
2.
a member of a North American Indian people of northeastern Nebraska.
3.
the Siouan language of the Omaha, mutually intelligible with Ponca.
4.
Military. the World War II Allied code name for one of the five D-Day invasion beaches on France's Normandy coast, attacked by American troops.
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British Dictionary definitions for Omaha

Omaha

/ˈəʊməˌhɑː/
noun
1.
a city in E Nebraska, on the Missouri River opposite Council Bluffs, Iowa: the largest city in the state; the country's largest livestock market and meat-packing centre. Pop: 404 267 (2003 est)
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Word Origin and History for Omaha

Siouan Indians of northeastern Nebraska, 1804, perhaps from Omaha umaha, perhaps literally "upstream (people), against the flow."

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Omaha in Culture
Omaha [(oh-muh-haw, oh-muh-hah)]

Largest city in Nebraska.

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