What does kanaka mean?

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

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  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

  2. Origin: [Native name, prop., a man.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Kanaka

    ka-nak′a, n. a Hawaiian or Sandwich Islander: one of the native labourers brought from the Pacific islands, on engagement for a certain fixed number of years, to Australia, &c. [Hawaiian, 'a man.']


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kanaka in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kanaka in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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