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Indiana State Flag
State Bird: Cardinal
State Flower: Peony
State Tree: Tulip-Poplar
State Rvier: The
State Stone: Limestone
State Poem: Indiana, by Arthur Franklin Mapes
State Song: "On
the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away" words and music by Paul Dresser
Motto: The crossroads of America
Origin of State
word Indiana means "land of
the Indians," referring to the region's
many Native American inhabitants.
Hoosier State. The
origin of the name is disputed; it may come from the word "hoozer,"
an English dialect word that meant any large feature, such as a hill.
The term eventually came to mean a hill
Nickname for residents: Indianians or Hoosiers