- a member of a North American Indian people formerly of eastern Kansas, now living mostly in northern Oklahoma.
- the Siouan language of the Kansa.
Also called Kaw [kaw] /kɔ/.
- a tyrannical king killed by Krishna.
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Examples from the Web for kansa
From there, he led groups of Kansa and Osage to scout for Spanish garrisons.Those Kansas City Blues: A Family History
October 24, 2014
Possibly the Kansa or Kaw tribe, after whom the state of Kansas is named.Original Narratives of Early American History
Vaca and Others
Whereupon Kansa ordered all the male children in his kingdom to be destroyed.Demonology and Devil-lore
Moncure Daniel Conway
Here another week was spent in a council with the Kansa Indians.
Lewis and Clark note the site of the Kansa village and French fort.
Kansa receives him and on his way back Vasudeva meets him at the river.