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Alabama state capitol, Montgomery
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Alabama state capitol, Montgomery
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Alabama – named for the Alibamu, a tribe whose name derives from a Choctaw phrase meaning "Thicket-clearers" or "plant-cutters" (from albah, "(medicinal) plants", and amo, "to clear"). The modern Choctaw name for the tribe is Albaamu.

Derived from Native Nations: Alabama - Indian for tribal town, later a tribe (Alabamas or Alibamons) of the Creek confederacy.

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