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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.
M.V Delmas Swala and M.V Activity sailed out to sea during last 24 hours, while M.V Maersk Montanan and MSC Endurance are expected to sail on Monday afternoon.
Many people have said to me, "How was Iwo Jima?" To most I just reply, "Wet!" 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.
Sonnenfeld suggests that readers should first acquire a "superb historical overview from the caveman and antiquity to the democratic dream fulfilled today as a nightmare of universal fast food" in Flandrin and Montanan's sequence of introductory essays.
A wide swath of its history--from the low-lying Mongolian yurt to Ted Kaczynski's Montanan shack--is referenced by way of iconic examples.
The 49-year-old Montanan was once a Los Angeles cop.
Where previously a Montanan could bury anyone he or she wanted on private land, the new regulations decreed one could only bury one's family.
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.
Any eligible Montanan can now serve their community, state and nation in any military occupational specialty that we offer, as LT Schaack has demonstrated, said MAJ Janel Wiese, the Montana Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention Battalion Commander.

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