abbrev. AZ or Ariz
state of the SW U
.S., on the Mexican
, 1912; 113,635 sq mi
(294,312 sq km); pop. 5,131,000; cap. Phoenix
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Word origin of 'Arizona'AmSp < Papago Arizonac, lit., little springs