Kanaka



[kuh-nak-uh, -nah-kuh, kan-uh-kuh] /kəˈnæk ə, -ˈnɑ kə, ˈkæn ə kə/

noun, (sometimes initial capital letter)
1.
a native Hawaiian.
2.
a South Sea islander.
/kəˈnækə; ˈkænəkə/
noun
1.
(esp in Hawaii) a native Hawaiian
2.
(often not capital) (Austral) any native of the South Pacific islands, esp (formerly) one abducted to work in Australia
n.

U.S. nautical and Australian name for “native of South Sea islands,” 1840, from Hawaiian kanaka “man” (Samoan tangata).

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