What does Louisiana mean?

Definitions for Louisiana
luˌi ziˈæn ə, ˌlu ə zi-, ˌlu i-Louisiana

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Louisiana, Pelican State, LA(noun)

    a state in southern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War

Wiktionary

  1. Louisiana(ProperNoun)

    A state of the United States of America. Capital: Baton Rouge. Largest city: New Orleans.

Freebase

  1. Louisiana

    Louisiana is a state located in the southern region of the United States of America. Louisiana is the 31st most extensive and the 25th most populous of the 50 United States. Its capital is Baton Rouge and largest city is New Orleans. Louisiana is the only state in the U.S. with political subdivisions termed parishes, which are local government's equivalent to counties. The largest parish by population is East Baton Rouge Parish, and the largest by land area is Cameron Parish. Much of the state's lands were formed from sediment washed down the Mississippi River, leaving enormous deltas and vast areas of coastal marsh and swamp. These contain a rich southern biota; typical examples include birds such as ibis and egrets. There are also many species of tree frogs, and fish such as sturgeon and paddlefish. In more elevated areas, fire is a natural process in the landscape, and has produced extensive areas of longleaf pine forest and wet savannas. These support an exceptionally large number of plant species, including many species of orchids and carnivorous plants. Some Louisiana urban environments have a multicultural, multilingual heritage, being so strongly influenced by an admixture of 18th-century French, Spanish, Native American and African cultures that they are considered to be somewhat exceptional in the U.S. Before the American purchase of the territory, the current Louisiana State had been both a Spanish and French colony. In addition, the pattern of development included importing numerous African slaves in the 18th century, with many from the same region of West Africa, thus concentrating their culture. In the post-Civil War environment, Anglo-Americans increased the pressure for Anglicization, and in 1915, English was made the only official language of the state.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Louisiana

    an American State on the Gulf of Mexico, between the Mississippi and Sabine Rivers, with Arkansas on the N. and traversed diagonally by the Red River, is half upland and half alluvial; much of the lower level in the S. is marshy, subject to tidal flow or river inundation, and is covered by swampy woods, but is being reclaimed and planted with rice; on the uplands cattle are grazed, there are pine and oak forests, while the arable land is under cotton, sugar, oranges, and figs; the principal manufactures are shingles and tanks, cotton-seed oil, tobacco, and clothing; there is a State University and agricultural and mechanical college at Baton Rouge; the Southern and Tulane Universities are in New Orleans; free schools are throughout the State. Founded by France, but held by Spain from 1762 till 1800, ceded again to France and sold to the United States by Napoleon, it was admitted to the Union in 1812. In the Civil War a hundred battles were fought within the State and New Orleans was captured, which left ruin behind; but since 1880 prosperity has returned, property is increasing fast, and finances are healthy.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Louisiana

    The name bestowed upon this State by M. de la Sale in 1682 in compliment to Louis XIV. of France.

How to pronounce Louisiana ?

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How to say Louisiana in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Louisiana in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Louisiana in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Louisiana in a Sentence

  1. David Vitter:

    Louisiana is a conservative place. He is far left of the mainstream.

  2. Curt Anderson:

    Half these people don't know who their own damn governor is, let alone the governor of Louisiana.

  3. Raoult Ratard:

    So we probably have 100,000 to 200,000 people that were infected in Louisiana, and that are immune.

  4. Marc Edwards:

    We have to come up with a paradigm to help these communities help themselves. Louisiana is the worst case.

  5. Mike Edmonson:

    I just pray ... I don't know what else to do. Here's a guy who's given 13 years to the Louisiana State Police.

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