Etymology
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Indiana

by 1765 in English, a name given to the region north of the Ohio River 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. Related: Indianian (1784).

updated on October 10, 2017

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Definitions of Indiana from WordNet

Indiana (n.)
a state in midwestern United States;
Synonyms: Hoosier State / in / Ind.
Indiana (n.)
United States pop artist (born 1928);
Synonyms: Robert Indiana
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.