Origin of IndianaModL, land of the Indians: see Indian (noun)
Midwestern state of the U.S.: admitted 1816; 35,867 sq mi (92,895 sq km); cap. Indianapolis: abbrev. IN, In, or Ind
Abbr. IN or Ind.
A state of the north-central United States. It was admitted as the 19th state in 1816. The area was controlled by France until 1763 and by Great Britain until 1783. The Indiana Territory was formed in 1800. Indianapolis is the capital and the largest city.x
- In′di·an′an In′di·an′i·an
- A state of the United States of America Capital and largest city: Indianapolis.
From English "Indiana Territory," dating from 1800, noting the territory's large Native American population (of which there are less than 8,000 today).
- Cynthia's widowed mother was a librarian in a small Indiana town.
- I don't remember being born, but I mean, I grew up in Indiana and moved to Atlanta for college and stayed after I graduated.
- Parts of the state, and the Lima-Indiana field in the N.W.
- When the Indiana visited Halifax, we were invited to go on board, and she sent her own launch for us.
- The Indiana was the largest and finest ship in the Harbor, and we felt very proud of her.