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Saltos de línea: ka¦naka
Pronunciación: /kəˈnakə
, -ˈnɑːkə/

Definición de kanaka en inglés:


1A native or inhabitant of Hawaii.
Example sentences
  • The formula endorsed by kanakas and haoles alike is to divide by two: A 6-foot island wave is about 12 feet high.
  • As the nineteenth century drew to a close, disputes arose between the Kanaka and those of foreign descent.
2 historical A Pacific Islander employed as an indentured labourer in Australia, especially in the sugar and cotton plantations of Queensland.
Example sentences
  • Kanakas had been aboard the first exploration and trading ships to reach the Pacific Northwest Coast.
  • During the late 1860s and early 1870s, "recruiters" ranged the South Seas in search of kanakas to work Queensland sugar and cotton plantations.
  • Concurrently several of us were off the map hanging with the kanakas out in the Sandwich Islands.


Hawaiian, literally 'man'.

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