What will you call someone who loves people of his own state within a country?



Is there any noun for a person who has special place/respect/love for people belonging to his own state within a country?

Parmod Siroha

Posted 2016-05-27T14:36:44.527

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A patriot is a person who loves and zealously supports and defends their country.


It is also used to show one's love and attachment to their own state.

Faulkner was a Mississippi patriot with a profound understanding of the historic injustices done black Americans but... (Bye Bye, Miss American Empire: Neighborhood Patriots, Backcountry Rebels, and Their Underdog Crusades to Redraw America's Political Map, by Bill Kauffman)

Abraham Owen, a Kentucky patriot who sacrificed his life at the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811.

It’s a rather touchingly nostalgic essay in regret by a Kansas patriot mourning that his fellow Kansans have been left behind by that same wonderful “history”...

Google search on Michigan patriot.



Posted 2016-05-27T14:36:44.527

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1That doesn't have anything to do with their own state within a country, though. – stangdon – 2016-05-27T16:39:40.533

2@stangdon This is certainly the term I would use for someone with a particular affinity for his/her state: as good New Jersey patriots, they always have Bon Jovi in the rotation, or you can't expect a Michigan patriot like Uncle Frank to even consider a Toyota. – choster – 2016-05-27T16:46:25.303


Something that I've seen used (and have used myself) is by saying that such a person is a proud [insert state demonym here]. For example, I'm from the state of Oregon. If I was to call myself "someone who loves the state of Oregon and the people of Oregon", I would say this:

I am a proud Oregonian.

All the states have a demonym that can be used instead of "Oregonian".

EDIT: Of course, this can be used for states outside of the US, as @ColleenV mentioned in their comment.


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Keep in mind that countries other than the US have states within them, like India. – ColleenV – 2016-05-27T16:38:35.787

@ColleenV Yes, that's true. I was just using the US as an example. – keitereth24 – 2016-05-27T16:50:19.313

I just got stuck on the definite article in "all the states" - it's probably true though that all states in the world have some way of referring to their residents. – ColleenV – 2016-05-27T16:53:25.180