Illinois

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English[edit]

Wikipedia has an article on:
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Map of US highlighting Illinois

Etymology[edit]

From French adaptation of an Algonquian (perhaps Ojibwe) term ilenweewa, meaning "speaking normally."

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌɪləˈnɔɪ/
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  • (proscribed) IPA(key): /ˌɪləˈnɔɪz/

Proper noun[edit]

Illinois

  1. A state of the United States of America. Capital: Springfield. Largest city: Chicago.
  2. A tribe who formerly inhabited the region between the Wabash and Mississippi rivers.
  3. The language spoken by this tribe, the Miami-Illinois language.
    • 1917, Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, page 91:
      Another interesting Illinois word is the name of the celebrated chief, which the French made Chachagouache.
    • 2004, Sandy Nestor, Indian Placenames in America, volume 1, page 61:
      PISTAKEE LAKE (Lake) Part of the Chain of Lakes, Pistakee is an Illinois word taken from pestekouy, meaning "buffalo"[.]
    • 2005, Jennifer Lee, The Illinois Confederacy of Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin, ..., page 5:
      These words are believed to have come from the Illinois word "irenweewa," which meant "he speaks in the ordinary way."
    • 2013, Brett Rushforth, Bonds of Alliance: Indigenous and Atlantic Slaveries, page 56:
      Another Illinois word describing physical detention, kikiȣnakiȣi, meant “slave” in the seventeenth century, but in modern usage the root has softened into a meaning that suggests being detained, held up, or merely running late.

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Noun[edit]

Illinois ‎(plural Illinois)

  1. A member of the above-mentioned tribe.

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Danish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English Illinois.

Proper noun[edit]

Illinois ‎(genitive Illinois')

  1. Illinois

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Illinois m

  1. Illinois

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English Illinois.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Illinois m

  1. Illinois (a state of the United States)

Spanish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Illinois m

  1. Illinois

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