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U·tah

Utah

 
pronunciation:
yu taw [or] yu ta
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part of speech: noun
definition: a state in the western United States. Its capital is Salt Lake City. (abbreviated: UT)
 
derivation: Utahan (n.)
Word History
Utah means "hill dwellers." Utah is the English spelling of yuta, the Spanish name for the Ute Shoshone people. The Spanish explorers probably learned the name from other Indians who referred to that group of Shoshone as "people of the mountains."