Sentence Examples


  • KANAKA, a Polynesian word meaning "man," used by Polynesians to describe themselves.
  • The aboriginal Hawaiians (sometimes called Kanakas, from a Hawaiian word kanaka, meaning " man ") belong to the Malayo-Polynesian race; they probably settled in Native Hawaii in the 10th century, having formerly lived in popula- Samoa, and possibly before that in Tahiti and the Marquesas.
 
 

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