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Old March 12 2013, 07:10 AM   #48
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Re: Am I part Irish or not?

gturner wrote: View Post
Residents of just about every state use the usual English conventions to form the demonym:

Hawaii - Hawaiian, Alaska - Alaskan, Kansas - Kansan, Florida - Floridian, Wisconsin - Wisconsinite, Rhode Island - Rhode Islander, Texas - Texan, until we come to Indiana.

Things were already confusing enough, so they're officially called Hoosiers, since "Indianian" would mean "of the land of the land of the people of India".
I only scanned it briefly, but I could not find Illinois on that page. I've lived in Illinois all my life, and I can't for the life of me figure out what we call ourselves!

Illinoisan just looks weird...but spellcheck seems to think it's a word, so let's just go with that. I usually just say, "I'm from Illinois."
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