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Definition of Indiana from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Indiana

 
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a US state in the Middle West which is both agricultural and industrial. It became a state in 1816. Its popular name is the Hoosier State, but nobody knows why. People from Indiana are called Hoosiers, and Americans sometimes joke that they are innocent, old-fashioned farmers. Indianapolis is the capital city and the largest in the state.
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