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 (mŏn-tăn′ə) Abbr. MT or Mont.
A state of the northwest United States bordering on Canada. It was admitted as the 41st state in 1889. Most of the area passed to the United States through the Louisiana Purchase of 1803 and was explored by Lewis and Clark in 1805 and 1806. Split for many years among other western territories, the region was organized as the Montana Territory in 1864. Helena is the capital and Billings the largest city.

Mon·tan′an adj. & n.


(Placename) a native or inhabitant of Montana
(Placename) of or relating to Montana or its inhabitants
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Noun1.Montanan - a native or resident of Montana
American - a native or inhabitant of the United States
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Zinke is a fifth-generation Montanan who grew up near Glacier National Park.
The average Montanan with a college degree, working full-time (more than 35 hours per week and more than 40 weeks per year), earns nearly $24,000 less per year than the average American college graduate.
Political science professor and recent Montanan, Parker presents his up-close-and-personal perspective on the 2012 Montana Senate campaign that pitted Republican Denny Rehberg against Democratic Jon Tester with the latter ultimately the victor, as he shows the real consequences of representational activities undertaken by members of Congress and demonstrates how campaigns matter.
Early Montanan Experiences with Transnational Natives and the Formation of Lasting Prejudice, 1880-1885/discusses Cree settlement in Montana at the end of the Indian Wars.
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The plan is to have a "squeaky-clean" Montanan send a note to the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) threatening to manufacture and sell 20 of the youth-model rifles without a federal permit.
Because on March 12, 2008 the skies opened over Iwo Jima and for several hours rain fell like this Montanan has never seen in his life.
In this update of the 1997 edition, a lifelong Montanan offers the "first, best source of information about Big Sky country" for residents, tourists, and Western US history buffs.
If it's hunting stories you're hankering for, Montanan Jack Ballard undertakes a challenging pursuit: trying to kill elk, mule deer and pronghorn in a single season with a muzzleloader.
The longest word stretching across a statename border is the nine-letter CAROLINAS, followed by the eight-letter LANDMASS and MONTANAN, and then the seven-letter NEVADAN and ISLANDS.

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