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Hoosier is the term used to describe people from Indiana.

It first came into general usage in the 1830s. John Finley of Richmond wrote a poem, "The Hoosier's Nest," which was used as the "Carrier's Address" of the Indianapolis Journal, Jan. 1, 1833. As it came into common usage, the debates about the term's origin began.

Some common theories are:

See also Hoosier Hysteria.