- 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/.
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Examples from the Web for kaw
Fort Riley is about ten miles from Manhattan, at the forks of the Kaw.The Boy Settlers
Possibly the Kansa or Kaw tribe, after whom the state of Kansas is named.Original Narratives of Early American History
Vaca and Others
Trees growing in the Kaw bottoms themselves, I observe, thrive and bear.The Apple
He had built a dozen missions, lying all the way from the Columbia to the Kaw.A Mountain Woman and Others
(AKA Elia Wilkinson) Elia W. Peattie
I rented a tent and pitched it on an island in the middle of the Kaw, or Kansas River.Tramping on Life