The origin of the term remains under debate, but Hoosier was generally used in the 1840s, after being popularized by the poem The Hoosier's Nest by Richmond resident John Finley in 1833. Sometimes there are general rules for forming demons, terms that denote the inhabitants of a particular place. But in irregular cases, there are none. However, its demonic name does not come from French or English: its inhabitants are Sarnians, so it seems to have been the name of the island in Latin. The Government Publications Office will formally refer to the residents of Indiana with what has been the common devil for more than a century and a half.
When part of Canada's Northwest Territories became Nunavut to resolve a land claim with the Inuit people, its residents received a new demon, from the Inuit Inuktitut language. In addition to universal acceptance by Indiana residents, the term is also the official demon according to the U. Instead, the twisted term “Indian or worse”, Indian has been the preferred demon.