Kansas meaning

kăn'zəz, -səz
Midwestern state of the NC U.S.: admitted 1861; 81,815 sq mi (211,900 sq km); cap. Topeka.
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River in NE Kans., flowing east into the Missouri at Kansas City: c. 170 mi (274 km)
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A state of the mid United States of America. Capital: Topeka.
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A state of the central United States. It was admitted as the 34th state in 1861. Organized as a territory by the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854, it became a virtual battleground, known as Bleeding Kansas, for free and slave factions (1854–1859). Kansas was finally admitted as a free state. Topeka is the capital and Wichita the largest city.
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Origin of kansas

  • Fr kansa (prob. via Illinois) < a Siouan name
    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition