Definition of hapa in English:


Syllabification: hap·a
Pronunciation: /ˈhäpə, ˈhapə
(also Hapa)


A person who is partially of Asian or Pacific Islander descent: some academics theorized that by the turn of the century Asian America would be comprised mostly of hapas
More example sentences
  • So the hapas will go off to debate their issues and the mixed Africans and the Asians theirs.
  • Actually there are 1.6 million hapas in the United States.
  • It's perfectly normal for hapas to deal with identity issues.


Hawaiian, literally 'half'.

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