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Wich·i·ta 1

n. pl. Wichita or Wich·i·tas
1. A member of a Native American confederacy formerly inhabiting south-central Kansas and later moving southward into Oklahoma and Texas, with a present-day population in southwest Oklahoma.
2. The Caddoan language of the Wichita.

[Of Wichita origin (originally the name of one Wichita village population of the 18th century).]

Wich·i·ta 2

A city of south-central Kansas on the Arkansas River southwest of Kansas City. It was founded in the 1860s on the site of an earlier Wichita village and boomed as a cow town after the coming of the railroad in 1872.


(Placename) a city in S Kansas, on the Arkansas River: the largest city in the state; two universities. Pop: 354 617 (2003 est)


(ˈwɪtʃ ɪˌtɔ)

a city in S Kansas, on the Arkansas River. 320,395.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Wichita - a member of the Caddo people formerly living between Kansas and central Texas
Caddo - a group of Plains Indians formerly living in what is now North and South Dakota and Nebraska and Kansas and Arkansas and Louisiana and Oklahoma and Texas
2.Wichita - the largest city in Kansas; located in southern Kansas on the Arkansas River
Kansas, KS, Sunflower State - a state in midwestern United States
3.Wichita - the Caddoan language spoken by the Wichita
Caddoan, Caddoan language, Caddo - a family of North American Indian languages spoken widely in the Midwest by the Caddo
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