What is Oklahoma?

  • (noun): A state in south central United States.
    Synonyms: Sooner State, OK


Oklahoma (i/ˌoʊkləˈhoʊmə/) (Pawnee: Uukuhuúwa, Cayuga: Gahnawiyoˀgeh) is a state located in the South Central region of the United States of America. 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", and it is known informally by its nickname, The Sooner State. Formed by the combination of Oklahoma Territory and Indian Territory on November 16, 1907, Oklahoma was 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.

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Oklahoma, Pennsylvania - Demographics
... There were 375 households out of which 31.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.0% were non-families. 24.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older ...
Muscogee People - Muscogee Tribes Today - Federally Recognized Tribes in Oklahoma
... Their headquarters is in Okmulgee, Oklahoma and their current Principal Chief is George Tiger ... Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town is headquartered is Wetumka, Oklahoma and its chief is Tarpie Yargee ... The Thlopthlocco Tribal Town is headquartered in Okemah, Oklahoma ...
Hughes County, Oklahoma
... Hughes County is a county located in the U.S ... state of Oklahoma ...
2005 University Of Oklahoma Bombing
... The 2005 University of Oklahoma bombing occurred on October 1, 2005 at approximately 730 p.m ... Cross Hall on Van Vleet Oval on the University of Oklahoma (OU) main campus ... blast took place less than 200 yards west of Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, where 84,501 spectators were attending a football game ...
United States House Of Representatives Elections, 2004 - November Elections - Oklahoma
... District Incumbent Party First elected Result Candidates Oklahoma 1 John Sullivan Republican 2002 Re-elected John Sullivan (R) 60.2% Doug Dodd (D) 37.5% John Krymski (I) 2.3% Oklahoma 2 Brad Carson ... Senate Democratic hold Dan Boren (D) 65.9% Wayland Smalley (R) 34.1% Oklahoma 3 Frank Lucas Republican 1994 Re-elected Frank Lucas (R) 82.2% Gregory Wilson (I) 17.8% Oklahoma 4 Tom Cole Republican 2002 ... Bradshaw (I) 22.2% Oklahoma 5 Ernest Istook Republican 1992 Re-elected Ernest Istook (R) 66.1% Bert Smith (D) 33.9% ...

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    I know only one person who ever crossed the ocean without feeling it, either spiritually or physically.... he went from Oklahoma to France and back again ... without ever getting off dry land. He remembers several places I remember too, and several French words, but he says firmly, “We must of went different ways. I don’t rightly recollect no water, ever.”
    M.F.K. Fisher (1908–1992)