Missouri

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Miami wimihsoorita ("the people who have dugout canoes"), a term for the inhabitants of the area around the Missouri River.

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Missouri

  1. A state of the United States of America Capital Jefferson City; largest city: Kansas City: Postal abbreviation: MO
  2. The longest river in the United States, flowing from Montana to become a tributary of the Mississippi at Saint Louis.
  3. A Native American tribe that originally lived in the Great Lakes region of United States.
  4. (historical) An organized territory in the United States during the nineteenth century.

Usage notes[edit]

  • There is much dispute over the "correct" pronunciation of Missouri (half the state says /mɨˈzɝi/, half says /məˈzɝə/). Both are acceptable.

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Missouri m

  1. Missouri (US state)