EXAMPLES | noun a state in the N central United States. 84,068 sq. mi. (217,735 sq. km). : St. Paul. Capital : MN (for use with zip code), Minn. Abbreviation a river flowing SE from the W border of Minnesota into the Mississippi near St. Paul. 332 miles (535 km) long. Related forms Min·ne·so·tan, adjective, noun
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Examples from the Web for minnesotan Contemporary Examples of minnesotan British Dictionary definitions for minnesotan noun a native or inhabitant of Minnesota adjective of or relating to Minnesota or its inhabitants noun a state of the N central US: chief US producer of iron ore. Capital: St Paul. Pop: 5 059 375 (2003 est). Area: 218 600 sq km (84 402 sq miles) Abbreviation: Minn, (with zip code) MN a river in S Minnesota, flowing southeast and northeast to the Mississippi River near St Paul. Length: 534 km (332 miles)
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Word Origin and History for minnesotan
originally the name of the river, from Dakota (Siouan)
mnisota, literally "cloudy water, milky water," from mni "river, stream" + sota "slightly clouded." As the name of a U.S. territory from 1849 (admitted as a state 1858). Related: Minnesotan.
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