Definition of Kansa in English:



  • 1A North American people of eastern Kansas.

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



/ˈkanzə/ /ˈkænzə/