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North America(Encyclopedia)North America, third largest continent (2015 est. pop. 571,949,000), c.9,400,000 sq mi (24,346,000 sq km), the northern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. North America includes all of t...
Osage(Encyclopedia)Osage ´sj, sj´ [key], indigenous people of North America whose language belongs to the Siouan branch of the Hokan-Siouan linguistic stock (see Native American languages). In prehistoric time...
Osage(Encyclopedia)Osage, river, c.360 mi (580 km) long, formed by the confluence of the Marais des Cygnes and the Little Osage rivers, W Mo. It flows NE to join the Missouri River near Jefferson City. Bagnell Dam (comp...
Odawa(Encyclopedia)Odawa: see Ottawa, indigenous people of North America.
British North America Act(Encyclopedia)British North America Act, law passed by the British Parliament in 1867 that provided for the unification of the Canadian provinces into the dominion of Canada. Until 1982 the act also functioned as t...
Jewish Community Centers of North America(Encyclopedia)Jewish Community Centers of North America: see Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Associations.
Osage orange(Encyclopedia)Osage orange: see mulberry.
America(Encyclopedia)America [for Amerigo Vespucci], the lands of the Western Hemisphere—North America, Central (or Middle) America, and South America. The world map published in 1507 by Martin Waldseemüller is the fir...
America(Encyclopedia)America, in music, a patriotic hymn of the United States. The words (beginning My country, 'tis of thee) were written in 1832 by Samuel Francis Smith while he was a theological student in Andover, Mas...
Voice of America(Encyclopedia)Voice of America, broadcasting service of the United States Information Agency, est. 1942. Originally set up as a means of fighting the cold war, the Voice of America produces and broadcasts radio pro...
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