Definitions for kanakakəˈnæk ə, -ˈnɑ kə, ˈkæn ə kə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Ka•nak•a*kəˈnæk ə, -ˈnɑ kə, ˈkæn ə kə(n.)(pl.)-nak•as.

  1. Category: Peoples

    Ref: Hawaiian (def. 1a). 2 1

  2. (esp. formerly) a member of any people indigenous to the islands of the S Pacific.

    Category: Peoples

* (sometimes l.c.).

Origin of Kanaka:

< Hawaiian: person


  1. kanaka(Noun)

    A person of Hawaiian descent.

  2. kanaka(Noun)

    A South Pacific Islander, especially a labourer in Australia or Canada.

  3. Origin: 1840. From kanaka, ultimately from taŋata.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kanaka(noun)

    a native of the Sandwich Islands


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