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Alabama

[al-uh-bam-uh] /ˌæl əˈbæm ə/
noun
1.
a state in the SE United States. 51,609 sq. mi. (133,670 sq. km).
Capital: Montgomery.
Abbreviation: AL (for use with zip code), Ala.
2.
a river flowing SW from central Alabama to the Mobile River. 315 miles (505 km) long.
Related forms
Alabamian
[al-uh-bam-ee-uh n] /ˌæl əˈbæm i ən/ (Show IPA),
Alabaman, adjective, noun
pro-Alabaman, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for pro-alabaman

Alabama

/ˌæləˈbæmə/
noun
1.
a state of the southeastern US, on the Gulf of Mexico: consists of coastal and W lowlands crossed by the Tombigbee, Black Warrior, and Alabama Rivers, with parts of the Tennessee Valley and Cumberland Plateau in the north; noted for producing cotton and white marble. Capital: Montgomery. Pop: 4 500 752 (2003 est). Area: 131 333 sq km (50 708 sq miles) Abbreviation Ala, (with zip code) AL
2.
a river in Alabama, flowing southwest to the Mobile and Tensaw Rivers. Length: 507 km (315 miles)
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Word Origin and History for pro-alabaman

Alabama

created and named as a U.S. territory 1817 by a division of Mississippi Territory; ultimately named for one of the native peoples who lived there, who speak Muskogean. Their name probably is from a Choctaw term meaning "plant-cutters."

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Alabama definition


State in the southeastern United States bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Mississippi to the west. Its capital is Montgomery, and its largest city is Birmingham.

Note: One of the Confederate states during the Civil War.
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