n. South Sea islander.

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  • Kanaka — may refer to:* Kanaka (actress), Indian Tamil film actress * Kanakas, workers from Pacific Islands employed in British colonies and in North American fur trade and goldfields * Kanaka Bar, British Columbia, an unincorporated area in the Fraser… …   Wikipedia

  • kanaka — U.S. nautical and Australian name for native of South Sea islands, 1840, from Hawaiian kanaka man (Samoan tangata) …   Etymology dictionary

  • kanaka — ⊕ kanaka, ⊕ kanake, ⊕ kanako → canaco …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • Kanaka — [kə nak′ə, kanä′kə; kan′ə kə] n. [Haw, man < Proto Polynesian * tangata, man, person] 1. a Hawaiian 2. a person born in the South Sea Islands: This is a neutral term in Hawaiian, but is derogatory as used in English …   English World dictionary

  • Kanaka — /kəˈnækə / (say kuh nakuh) noun 1. History a Pacific islander, especially one brought forcibly to Australia during the 19th century as a labourer. See blackbirding. 2. (derogatory) (racist) a Pacific islander. 3. an indigenous Hawaiian.… …  

  • Kanaka — Kanacka Ka*nack a, Kanaka Ka*na ka, n. [Native name, prop., a man.] A native of the Sandwich Islands. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Kanaka — Blackbird Black bird, n. 1. Among slavers and pirates, a negro or Polynesian. [Cant, pejorative] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. A native of any of the islands near Queensland; called also {Kanaka}. [Australia, pejorative] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • kanaka — /keuh nak euh, nah keuh, kan euh keuh/, n. (sometimes cap.) 1. a native Hawaiian. 2. a South Sea islander. [ < Hawaiian: person] * * * ▪ people       (Hawaiian: “Person,” or “Man”), in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, any of the South… …   Universalium

  • Kanaka Dasa — (Kannada: ಕನಕ ದಾಸ) (1509–1609)[1] was a great poet, philosopher, musician and composer from Karnataka. He is known[2] for his Kirtanes and Ugabhoga compositions in the Kannada language for Carnatic music. Like some other dasas, he often used… …   Wikipedia

  • Kanaka Durga Temple — is Second largest temple in Andhra Pradesh, India. It is located on the Indrakeeladri hill in the city of Vijayawada on the banks of Krishna River.For enquiry contact temple office telephone no : 0866 2425744, 0866 2423600Legend of… …   Wikipedia

  • Kanaka Bar First Nation — is a First Nations government located at Kanaka Bar, British Columbia, Canada, between the towns of Boston Bar and Lytton in the Fraser Canyon region. It is a member of the Fraser Canyon Indian Administration, one of three tribal councils of the… …   Wikipedia

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