What does Oklahoma mean?

Definitions for Oklahoma
ˌoʊ kləˈhoʊ məOk·la·homa

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Oklahoma, Sooner State, OK(noun)

    a state in south central United States


  1. Oklahoma(ProperNoun)

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

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

  2. Oklahoma(ProperNoun)

    A county in the State of Oklahoma.

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


  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).

How to pronounce Oklahoma?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say Oklahoma in sign language?

  1. oklahoma


  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. Phillip Gregory:

    If you look at some of Obama’s speeches, like when he offered praise for the oil and gas industry in 2012 while speaking in Oklahoma, it is clear they are both on the same side, the administration has done an inadequate job in getting where we need to be [in protecting the environment] and contesting this case is just another example of how [Obama] is supporting the fossil fuel industry.

  2. Slidell Police Chief Randy Fandal.This:

    I believe it was targeted, but it's not the dealership that was targeted, it's the vehicle, similar incidents have occurred across the country, specifically in Texas and Oklahoma, and it was the exact M.O.( modus operandi).

  3. Jamie Gorelick:

    When the bomb went off in Oklahoma and we started to see the children being pulled out of the wreckage, Merrick, who had young children at the time, was so moved by this and so angered by it he asked if we could send him out to Oklahoma to help.

  4. Paul DeMuro:

    The lawsuit is still intact and moving forward, we will continue to fight in the Oklahoma Supreme Court.

  5. Mike Knopp:

    Aubrey loved the phrase 'onward and upward' and that epitomizes what has happened to Oklahoma City. Let's take time to reflect on how many lives he had affected, (This) is a special opportunity to recognize a special individual, a fallen athlete and someone who has made a tremendous impact on our city.

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