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Oklahoma

O·kla·ho·ma

Oklahoma

 
pronunciation:
o kl ho m
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part of speech: noun
definition: a southwestern U.S. state north and east of Texas. (abbr.: OK)
derivation: Oklahoman (n.)
Word History
Oklahoma comes from the Choctaw words okla, meaning "people," and humma, meaning "red." The name was applied to the area after the Choctaw and other Native Americans were forced to migrate there between 1820 and 1842.