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See also: Kansa and känsä

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FinnishEdit

(index ka)

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finnic *kansa, borrowed from Proto-Germanic *hansō (earlier *hansā). Cognate with Livvi kanzu, Veps kanz.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

kansa

  1. people.
  2. nation, people.

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of kansa (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative kansa kansat
genitive kansan kansojen
partitive kansaa kansoja
illative kansaan kansoihin
singular plural
nominative kansa kansat
accusative nom. kansa kansat
gen. kansan
genitive kansan kansojen
kansainrare
partitive kansaa kansoja
inessive kansassa kansoissa
elative kansasta kansoista
illative kansaan kansoihin
adessive kansalla kansoilla
ablative kansalta kansoilta
allative kansalle kansoille
essive kansana kansoina
translative kansaksi kansoiksi
instructive kansoin
abessive kansatta kansoitta
comitative kansoineen

Usage notesEdit

  • In the sense "nation, people" the terms kansa and kansakunta are quite synonymous, although kansa tends to refer to a cultural entity and kansakunta to a political entity.

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MeänkieliEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cognate to Finnish kanssa.

AdverbEdit

kansa

  1. also

SwahiliEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English cancer.

NounEdit

kansa (n class, plural kansa)

  1. cancer (disease of uncontrolled cellular proliferation)

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TagalogEdit

NounEdit

kansa

  1. metal