What does Oklahoma mean?

Definitions for Oklahoma
ˌoʊ kləˈhoʊ məok·la·homa

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Oklahoma, Sooner State, OKnoun

    a state in south central United States

Wiktionary

  1. Oklahomanoun

    A state of the United States of America. Capital and largest city: Oklahoma City.

  2. Oklahomanoun

    A county in the State of Oklahoma.

  3. Etymology: From Choctaw okla (people), + homa (red).

Wikipedia

  1. Oklahoma

    Oklahoma ( (listen)) is a state in the South Central region of the United States, bordered by the state of Texas on the south and west, Kansas on the north, Missouri on the northeast, Arkansas on the east, New Mexico on the west, and Colorado on the northwest. Partially in the western extreme of the Upland South, it is the 20th-most extensive and the 28th-most populous of the 50 United States. Its residents are known as Oklahomans (or colloquially "Okies"), and its capital and largest city is Oklahoma City. The state's name is derived from the Choctaw words okla and humma, meaning "honored people". Cyrus Byington, the 20th-century scholar credited with creating the first Choctaw-English dictionary, stresses that the "humma" is an honorific that denotes courage and bravery. Oklahoma is also known informally by its nickname, "The Sooner State", in reference to the non-Native settlers who staked their claims on land before the official opening date of lands in the western Oklahoma Territory or before the Indian Appropriations Act of 1889, which increased European-American settlement in the eastern Indian Territory. Oklahoma Territory and Indian Territory were merged into the State of Oklahoma when it became the 46th state to enter the union on November 16, 1907. With ancient mountain ranges, prairie, mesas, and eastern forests, most of Oklahoma lies in the Great Plains, Cross Timbers, and the U.S. Interior Highlands, all regions prone to severe weather. Oklahoma is on a confluence of three major American cultural regions and historically served as a route for cattle drives, a destination for Southern settlers, and a government-sanctioned territory for Native Americans. Twenty-five Native American languages are spoken in Oklahoma.A major producer of natural gas, oil, and agricultural products, Oklahoma relies on an economic base of aviation, energy, telecommunications, and biotechnology. Oklahoma City and Tulsa serve as Oklahoma's primary economic anchors, with nearly two-thirds of Oklahomans living within their metropolitan statistical areas.

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  1. Oklahoma

    Oklahoma is a state located in the United States, situated in the South Central region of the country. It is officially known as the "State of Oklahoma" and is recognized as the 46th state to join the United States on November 16, 1907. Oklahoma is bordered by Texas to the south, Kansas to the north, Missouri to the northeast, Arkansas to the east, Colorado to the northwest, and New Mexico to the west. The state spans an area of approximately 69,899 square miles (181,037 square kilometers) and has a diverse geography ranging from plains, forests, and mountains. The name "Oklahoma" is derived from the Choctaw words "okla" meaning "people" and "humma" meaning "red." The state has a rich history influenced by Native American tribes, and today it is known for its cultural heritage, oil production, agriculture, and various industries.

Wikidata

  1. Oklahoma

    Oklahoma is a state located in West South Central United States. Oklahoma is the 20th most extensive and the 28th most populous of the 50 United States. The state's name is derived from the Choctaw words okla and humma, meaning "red people",. It is also known informally by its nickname, The Sooner State, honoring the European settlers, and the Indian Appropriations Act of 1889 which opened the door for white settlement in America's Indian Territory. The name was settled upon statehood, Oklahoma Territory and Indian Territory were merged and Indian was dropped from the name. On November 16, 1907, Oklahoma became the 46th state to enter the union. Its residents are known as Oklahomans or, informally "Okies", and its capital and largest city is Oklahoma City. A major producer of natural gas, oil, and agriculture, Oklahoma relies on an economic base of aviation, energy, telecommunications, and biotechnology. It has one of the fastest growing economies in the nation, ranking among the top states in per capita income growth and gross domestic product growth. Oklahoma City and Tulsa serve as Oklahoma's primary economic anchors, with nearly two thirds of Oklahomans living within their metropolitan statistical areas.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Oklahoma

    a United States territory, stretching southward from Kansas to the Red River, with Texas on the W. and Indian Territory on the E., is a third larger than Scotland, and presents a prairie surface crossed by the Arkansas, Cimarron, and Canadian Rivers, and rising to the Wichita Mountains in the S. There are many brackish streams; the rainfall is light, hence the soil can be cultivated only in parts. Ceded to the United States under restrictions by the tribes of the Indian Territory in 1866, there were various attempts by immigrants from neighbouring States to effect settlements in Oklahoma, which the Government frustrated by military interference, maintaining the treaty with the Indians till 1889, when it finally purchased from them their claim. At noon on April 22, 1889, the area was opened for settlement, and by twilight 50,000 had entered and taken possession of claims. The territory was organised in 1890; embedded in it lies the Cherokee Outlet, still held by the Indians, but on the extinction of their interests to revert to Oklahoma. The chief town is Oklahoma (5).

Editors Contribution

  1. Oklahomanoun

    "red dirt" - Red Dirt is a genre of country music that gets its name from the color of soil found in Oklahoma.


    Submitted by anonymous on January 17, 2022  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Oklahoma in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Oklahoma in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Oklahoma in a Sentence

  1. Alex Gerszewski:

    Once the case is fully litigated, we are sure that Oklahoma City Public Schools and other schools across the state will comply with the ruling — rather than lawlessly defy both the legislature and the courts.

  2. The NAACP:

    With the recent killing of Mr. Harris, the inhumane and malicious treatment after he was shot, and the refusal to provide medical treatment by the officers involved, shows a lack of care or respect when it comes to the life or death of African Americans in the State of Oklahoma.

  3. Taylor Ward:

    Most of the significant severe weather days so far this year have been focused on the lower Mississippi Valley and the Deep South, this could be the most substantial threat of the year so far in Oklahoma and Kansas. While this may be a bit late in the spring, this is certainly not unusual, as late April and May is the peak for severe weather in the Southern Plains.

  4. Turner Sports:

    The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association today announced that in light of the Milwaukee Bucks' decision to not take the floor today for Game 5 against the Orlando Magic, today's three games — Bucks vs. Magic, Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers — have been postponed, game 5 of each series will be rescheduled.

  5. Defense Department:

    Recent advances in forensic science and technology, as well as family member assistance in providing genealogical information, have now made it possible to make individual identifications for many servicemembers long buried in USS Oklahoma graves marked' unknown,'.

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