A 3d rendering of the state of Illinois.
- An example of an Illinois is a Native American tribe member from South Wisconsin who spoke the Algonquin language.
- An example of Illinois is the state of which Chicago is the capital.
- pl. Il·li·nois′ a member of a confederacy of North American Indian peoples that lived in N Illinois, S Wisconsin, and parts of Iowa and Missouri
- the Algonquian language of this people
Origin of IllinoisFr, earlier also Ilinoués from name in an unidentified Algonquian language; uncertain or unknown; perhaps origin, originally meaning, ordinary speaker
- Midwestern state of the U.S.: admitted 1818; 55,584 sq mi (143,961 sq km); cap. Springfield: abbrev. IL or Ill
- river in Ill., flowing from southwest of Chicago into the Mississippi, near St. Louis: c. 273 mi (439 km)
Origin of Illinoisafter Illinois
- A member of a confederacy of Native American peoples formerly inhabiting southern Wisconsin, northern Illinois, and parts of eastern Iowa and Missouri, with a present-day population mostly in Oklahoma.
- The Algonquian language of the Illinois.
Origin of IllinoisFrench variant of earlier ilinoüek of Algonquian origin perhaps meaning “those who speak normally” and ultimately from Proto-Algonquian elen- regular, ordinary, in Algonquian fashion we·- make sound, speak
Abbr. IL or Ill.
- Of or relating to the Miami-Illinois language.
- Any of a tribe of Native Americans who formerly occupied the region between the Wabash and Mississippi rivers.