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ˈkæn zəskan·sas

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Kansas, Sunflower State, KSnoun

    a state in midwestern United States

  2. Kansa, Kansasnoun

    a member of the Siouan people of the Kansas river valley in Kansas

  3. Kansas, Kansas River, Kaw Rivernoun

    a river in northeastern Kansas; flows eastward to become a tributary of the Missouri River

  4. Kansa, Kansasnoun

    the Dhegiha dialect spoken by the Kansa

GCIDE

  1. Kansasnoun

    A state of the central United States, bordering the Mississippi River to the west.

Wiktionary

  1. Kansasnoun

    A state of the mid United States of America. Capital: Topeka.

Wikipedia

  1. Kansas

    Kansas ( (listen)) is a state in the Midwestern United States. Its capital is Topeka, and its largest city is Wichita. Kansas is a landlocked state bordered by Nebraska to the north; Missouri to the east; Oklahoma to the south; and Colorado to the west. Kansas is named after the Kansas River, which in turn was named after the Kansa Native Americans who lived along its banks. The tribe's name (natively kką:ze) is often said to mean "people of the (south) wind" although this was probably not the term's original meaning. For thousands of years, what is now Kansas was home to numerous and diverse Native American tribes. Tribes in the eastern part of the state generally lived in villages along the river valleys. Tribes in the western part of the state were semi-nomadic and hunted large herds of bison. The first Euro-American settlement in Kansas occurred in 1827 at Fort Leavenworth. The pace of settlement accelerated in the 1850s, in the midst of political wars over the slavery debate. When it was officially opened to settlement by the U.S. government in 1854 with the Kansas–Nebraska Act, abolitionist Free-Staters from New England and pro-slavery settlers from neighboring Missouri rushed to the territory to determine whether Kansas would become a free state or a slave state. Thus, the area was a hotbed of violence and chaos in its early days as these forces collided, and was known as Bleeding Kansas. The abolitionists prevailed, and on January 29, 1861, Kansas entered the Union as a free state, hence the unofficial nickname "The Free State". By 2015, Kansas was one of the most productive agricultural states, producing high yields of wheat, corn, sorghum, and soybeans. Kansas, which has an area of 82,278 square miles (213,100 square kilometers) is the 15th-largest state by area and is the 36th most-populous of the 50 states, with a population of 2,940,865 according to the 2020 census. Residents of Kansas are called Kansans. Mount Sunflower is Kansas's highest point at 4,039 feet (1,231 meters).

ChatGPT

  1. kansas

    Kansas is a state located in the central region of the United States. Known as the "Sunflower State" and the "Wheat State", it is characterized by its flat geography and its significant agricultural output. The capital of Kansas is Topeka and its largest city is Wichita. Kansas is renowned for its contribution to jazz music, barbeque style, and the Wizard of Oz, as the state was used as the iconic setting for the novel and classic movie.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kansas

    a tribe of Indians allied to the Winnebagoes and Osages. They formerly inhabited the region which is now the State of Kansas, but were removed to the Indian Territory

Wikidata

  1. Kansas

    Kansas is a U.S. state located in the Midwestern United States. It is named after the Kansas River which flows through it, which in turn was named after the Kansa Native American tribe, which inhabited the area. The tribe's name is often said to mean "people of the wind" or "people of the south wind," although this was probably not the term's original meaning. Residents of Kansas are called "Kansans." For thousands of years what is now Kansas was home to numerous and diverse Native American tribes. Tribes in the Eastern part of the state generally lived in villages along the river valleys. Tribes in the Western part of the state were semi-nomadic and hunted large herds of bison. Kansas was first settled by European Americans in the 1830s, but the pace of settlement accelerated in the 1850s, in the midst of political wars over the slavery issue. When officially opened to settlement by the U.S. government in 1854, abolitionist Free-Staters from New England and pro-slavery settlers from neighboring Missouri rushed to the territory to determine if Kansas would become a free state or a slave state. Thus, the area was a hotbed of violence and chaos in its early days as these forces collided, and was known as Bleeding Kansas. The abolitionists eventually prevailed and on January 29, 1861, Kansas entered the Union as a free state. After the Civil War, the population of Kansas grew rapidly, when waves of immigrants turned the prairie into farmland. Today, Kansas is one of the most productive agricultural states, producing high yields of wheat, sorghum and sunflowers. Kansas is the 15th most extensive and the 33rd most populous of the 50 United States.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Kansas

    the central State of the American Union; lies in the basin of the Kansas and Arkansas Rivers, between Nebraska on the N. and Oklahoma on the S., with Colorado on the W. and Missouri on the E. It is a rolling prairie, with a fine climate subject to occasional extremes, and a rainfall, except in some districts, sufficient; raises crops of grain and sugar, and affords excellent grazing ground. Pork and beef packing, flour-milling, and iron-founding industries are carried on. The State University is at Lawrence, an agricultural college at Manhattan, and good schools in every town. Previous to its admission to the Union in 1859 Kansas was the scene of violent conflicts between pro- and anti-slavery parties for five years. In the Civil War it joined the North. The capital is Topeka (31), and the largest other towns Kansas City (38) and Wichita (23).

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. kansas

    One of the States of the United States, the thirty-fourth in order of admission. It lies between 37° and 40° N. lat., and between 25th meridian of long. and the western boundary of the State of Missouri, and is, geographically, the central State of the Union. It was organized as a Territory in 1854, and admitted into the Union January 29, 1861; and though it remained loyal during the civil war, yet many of its inhabitants took the field for the Confederate cause.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Kansas

    The Indian name for the river, signifying “smoky water”; afterwards applied also to the state.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. KANSAS

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Kansas is ranked #141140 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Kansas surname appeared 118 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Kansas.

    88.1% or 104 total occurrences were White.
    9.3% or 11 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Kansas in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Kansas in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Kansas in a Sentence

  1. Brenda Landwehr:

    Without explanation, this map shifts 46% of the Black population and 33% of the Hispanic population out of the 3rd Congressional District by dividing the Hispanic neighborhoods ofQuindaroBluffs, Bethel-Welborn, Strawberry Hill,Armourdaleand others from Argentine, Turner and the rest of Kansas City, Kansas south of I-70.

  2. Lauren Kotwicki:

    The Blue Bell case demonstrates that we have better communication between federal, state and local partners when contamination does occur. In this case, South Carolina discovered the contamination through random sampling, and the genetic fingerprint was able to be matched to cases in Kansas. This enabled the FDA and states to investigate the production facilities and document contamination at the source.

  3. Joe Walsh:

    We're going to take our campaign directly to Republican voters, and I'll add, in all 50 states, we're going to campaign in all 50 states, we're going to campaign in South Carolina, Arizona, Nevada, and Kansas, because I believe if we let these Republican voters know that the President of the United States just took away their right to vote, they'll march on the headquarters of their state parties to get that right to vote back.

  4. Kaufman Police Capt. Ed Black:

    The family informed us that he had fled to Mexico after the shooting and remained there for about three years before coming back into the United States and settling in Kansas where he has been ever since.

  5. Mitch Holthus:

    Just imagine the play-by-play ... ReeceHall stands in the pocket and throws it. Touchdown Kansas City! He finds Calvin Hall in the end zone --creating their ownHall of Fame.

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