Definition of Kansa in English:



  • 1A North American people of eastern Kansas.

    • ‘The earliest recorded notice of the Kansa is by Juan de Oflate, who went from San Gabriel, New Mexico, in 1601.’
    • ‘The Kansa were moved onto a reservation on the Indian Territory in June 1873.’
    1. 1.1 The language of the Kansa.
      Also called Kaw
      • ‘Kansa, also known as Kanza or Kaw, was a Siouan language of the Great Plains.’
      • ‘Although there are no native speakers of Kansa any more, some young people are working to learn their ancient language again.’