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I·o·wa 1

n. pl. Iowa or I·o·was
1. A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting parts of Iowa and southwest Minnesota, with present-day populations in Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma.
2. The Siouan language of the Iowa.

[From French ayoés, ultimately from Dakota ayúxba.]

I′o·wa adj.

I·o·wa 2

 (ī′ə-wə) Abbr. IA or Ia.
A state of the north-central United States. It was admitted as the 29th state in 1846. Part of the Louisiana Purchase of 1803, Iowa was organized as a separate territory in 1838. The Mound Builders lived in the area in prehistoric times. Des Moines is the capital and the largest city.

I′o·wan adj.


(Placename) a native or inhabitant of Iowa
(Placename) of or relating to Iowa or its inhabitants
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Noun1.Iowan - a native or resident of Iowa
American - a native or inhabitant of the United States
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A: In my own limited experience managing the staff of about 100 student journalists at The Daily Iowan, I've learned that most of the decisions you make as a manager are not easy.
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And he should know; he's a lifelong Iowan who, after a few years abroad, made the hard choice to come back, to stay.
Of special note is the extended section of place names associated with former Iowan counties, towns and post offices.
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Although he was sitting in an Iowan farmhouse, Oscar suddenly saw the field grow dark and watery--and a small rowboat floated towards him.
The editor of the Daily Iowan at the University of Iowa issued an apology in November after a copy editor wrote a headline that did not amuse the university's chapter of College Republicans.
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