city in S Kans., on the Arkansas River: pop. 344,000
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Word origin of 'Wichita'after the Wichita (cf. Caddo wí·c'ita, Osage wícita), a Caddoan people who relocated in a village at the site of the city in Kansas as
Civil War refugees (1862-67)