- a state in the S central U.S. 69,919 sq. mi. (181,090 sq. km). Capital: Oklahoma City. Abbreviation: OK (for use with zip code), Okla.
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Contemporary Examples of oklahoma
Elauf, who is Muslim, had applied for a job at an A&F store in Tulsa, Oklahoma when she was 17.Muslims & Jews Unite vs. Abercrombie & Fitch
December 16, 2014
Hammerstein continued his subtle quest for racial equanimity in Oklahoma!When Broadway Musicals Were Dark And Subversive
December 16, 2014
A 19-year-old woman was killed in September after an undercover police watched a drug deal go down in Oklahoma City.The 14 Teens Killed by Cops Since Michael Brown
November 25, 2014
The Oklahoma Kiowa have joined this warpath; the Yellowstone is their ancestral homeland.What It Takes to Kill a Grizzly Bear
November 23, 2014
In 2006, former Oklahoma district judge Donald Thompson was sentenced to four years in prison.Judges Behaving Badly: A Great American Tradition
October 30, 2014
Historical Examples of oklahoma
All that is left of the Cheyenne Bundle is now with the remnant of the tribe in Oklahoma.The Trail Book
He took the train at Oklahoma City, and I sat directly behind him.
How far is Oklahoma City from the place where the train was robbed?
I wished to visit Guthrie, the capital of Oklahoma, and they did not care to do so.
You came from Elreno to Oklahoma City on the first train this morning, did you?
- a state in the S central US: consists of plains in the west, rising to mountains in the southwest and east; important for oil. Capital: Oklahoma City. Pop: 3 511 532 (2003 est). Area: 181 185 sq km (69 956 sq miles)Abbreviation: Okla., (with zip code) OK
Word Origin and History for oklahoma
from Choctaw, literally "red people," from okla "nation, people" + homma "red." Coined by Choctaw scholar Allen Wright, later principal chief of the Choctaw Nation, and first used in the Choctaw-Chickasaw treaty of April 28, 1866. Organized as a U.S. territory 1889; admitted as a state 1907. Related: Oklahoman.