1. Southern state of the SE U.S., on the Gulf of Mexico: admitted, 1819; 50,744 sq mi (131,426 sq km); pop. 4,447,000; cap. Montgomeryabbrev. AL or Ala
2. river flowing through central and SW Ala., joining the Tombigbee to form the Mobile river: 315 mi (607 km)
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Word origin of 'Alabama'< Fr Alibamon < name of a Muskogean tribe < ?