Arkansas

geographical name
Ar·​kan·​sas | \ ˈär-kən-ˌsȯ How to pronounce Arkansas (audio) ;1 is also är-ˈkan-zəs How to pronounce Arkansas (audio) \

Definition of Arkansas

1 river 1450 miles (2334 kilometers) long in the southwest central U.S. rising in central Colorado and flowing east and southeast through southern Kansas, northeastern Oklahoma, and Arkansas into the Mississippi River
2 state in the south central U.S. bisected by the Arkansas River; capital Little Rock area 53,187 square miles (137,754 square kilometers), population 2,915,918

Other Words from Arkansas

Arkansan \ är-​ˈkan-​zən How to pronounce Arkansan (audio) \ adjective or noun

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“Arkansas.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Arkansas. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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