Southern abbrev. AL or Ala
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
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 < ?