Iowa meaning

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The Siouan language of the Iowa.
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A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting parts of Iowa and southwest Minnesota, with present-day populations in Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma.
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A state of the north-central United States. It was admitted as the 29th state in 1846. Part of the Louisiana Purchase of 1803, Iowa was organized as a separate territory in 1838. The Mound Builders lived in the area in prehistoric times. Des Moines is the capital and the largest city.
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A member of a North American Indian people previously living in Iowa and Missouri and now living in Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma.
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The Siouan language of this people, closely related to Missouri.
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Midwestern state of the NC U.S.: admitted 1846; 55,869 sq mi (144,701 sq km); cap. Des Moines.
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River flowing from N Iowa southeast into the Mississippi: c. 300 mi (483 km)
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A state of the United States of America Capital: Des Moines.
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One of the Native Americans formerly occupying the region now included in the state of Iowa.
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Origin of iowa

  • after Iowa

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • From French ayoés ultimately from Dakota ayúxba

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French Aiouez, an initial translation of the name for the Iowa tribe.

    From Wiktionary