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[mas-uh-choo-sits] /ˌmæs əˈtʃu sɪts/

a state in the NE United States, on the Atlantic coast. 8257 sq. mi. (21,385 sq. km).
Capital: Boston.
Abbreviation: MA (for use with zip code), Mass.
[mas-uh-choo-sit] /ˌmæs əˈtʃu sɪt/
noun, plural Massachusetts (especially collectively) Massachusett for 1.
a member of an extinct tribe of North American Indians of eastern Massachusetts.
the extinct Algonquian language of the Massachusett and Wampanoag Indians.
a state of the northeastern US, on the Atlantic: a centre of resistance to English colonial policy during the War of American Independence; consists of a coastal plain rising to mountains in the west. Capital: Boston. Pop: 6 433 422 (2003 est). Area: 20 269 sq km (7826 sq miles) Abbreviation Mass, (with zip code) MA

plural, originally (1614) a name for the Algonquian native people who lived around the bay, from Algonquian Massachusett “at the large hill,” in reference to Great Blue Hill, southwest of Boston.

State in the northeastern United States; one of the New England states. Bordered by Vermont and New Hampshire to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Rhode Island and Connecticut to the south, and New York to the west. Its capital and largest city is Boston.

Note: One of the thirteen colonies, playing a key role in resisting the British before and during the Revolutionary War.

Note: The settlement of Massachusetts began in 1620, when the first Pilgrims arrived from England in the Mayflower near Plymouth Rock.


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