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Definition of the noun Kanaka

What does Kanaka mean as a name of something?

Kanaka is a genus of Bythotiaridae, described by Uchida in 1947.

Alternative definition of the noun Kanaka


  1. A person of Hawaiian descent.
  2. [historical] A South Pacific Islander, especially a labourer in Australia or Canada.


Who is Kanaka?

Kanaka Mahalakshmi, mononymously known as Kanaka, is a South Indian film actress.


  1. Kanaka is a fictional character from the 2007 film Maathaad Maathaadu Mallige.
  2. Kanaka is a fictional character from the 2008 film Kaamannana Makkalu.
  3. Kanaka is a fictional character from the 2013 film Ya Ya.
  4. Kanaka is a fictional character from the 2009 film Valmiki.
  5. Kanaka is a fictional film character.


Kanaka was the term for a worker from various Pacific Islands employed in British colonies, such as British Columbia, Fiji and Queensland in the 19th and early 20th centuries. They also worked in California and Chile.

  • also known as Kanakas

Phrases with Kanaka

  1. Kanaka pelagica
  2. species Kanaka pelagica
  3. Bus Kanaka
  4. Rhus Kanaka
  5. genus Kanaka
  6. Nucula Kanaka
  7. Sarona kanaka
  8. Cotinus Kanaka
  9. Seborgia kanaka
  10. Melanella Kanaka
  11. Americhernes kanaka
  12. Gastrochaena Kanaka
  13. Species Rhus Kanaka
  14. Lamprochernes Kanaka
  15. Species Nucula Kanaka
  16. Species Sarona Kanaka
  17. Species Cotinus Kanaka
  18. species Seborgia kanaka
  19. Species Melanella Kanaka
  20. Species Rocellaria Kanaka

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Google previewReimagining Political Ecology (2006)

by Aletta Biersack

Kanaka is a pidgin term that in the colonial era was a pejorative signi- fier for indigenous peoples. The term is used today by...

Kanaka means lacking in sophistication and bereft of "good things," desirable worldly goods. In short, kanaka ...

Google previewPlagues and Epidemics (2010)

Infected Spaces Past and Present by D. Ann Herring, Alan C. Swedlund

Kanaka is a Pidgin word often used in the early 1960s but now viewed as derogatory. 3. Luluais and Tultuls lost more wives than other men because they had the status, networks, and resources to marry again and thus to suffer more loss. 4.

Google previewThe Dead and Their Possessions (2004)

Repatriation in Principle, Policy and Practice by Cressida Fforde, Jane Hubert, Paul Turnbull

While Kanaka is a generic term for people,'Oiwi metaphorically means 'Native' but literally translates as 'of the bone.' This identification is a result of the belief that iwi contain our personal mana (spiritual essence) even after death. Likewise ...

Google previewThe treasury of languages, a rudimentary dictionary of universal philology [signed J.B.]. (1873)

Kanaka. Native name for " man " in New Zealand, and applied to natives of the Sandwich Is. ; but Tangata is the word more general in all other islands. Compare the African word " Kanyika," and the American " Kenneka." The language of the ...

Google previewThe Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales: Q-Z (2008)

by Donald Haase

Kanaka Durga for southern India both note the greater tendency of women to perform both female -centered and male-centered tales, whereas men concentrate on male-centered stories.

Google previewAmerican Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore [3 volumes] (2016)

An Encyclopedia of American Folklore (3 Volumes) by Christopher R. Fee, Jeffrey B. Webb

The Kanaka, indigenous to the Hawaiian Islands, became the primary subjects of Pacific Rim sea shanties. The Kanaka language was orally taught; many learned to read and write English from American missionaries in the Hawaiian Islands.

Google previewA Dictionary of World History (2015)

by Anne Kerr, Edmund Wright

Kanaka. A native Hawaiian, or more generally any Pacific Islander. Kanakas, mainly from the New Hebrides and the Solomon Islands, were brought to Australia between 1863 and 1904 as cheap labour. Theoretically, they voluntarily entered ...

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Small photo of Fraser River by Kanaka Bar, British Columbia, CanadaSmall photo of TACHILEIK - JANUARY 10:An unidentified kid is smiling at downtown of Tachileik on January 10, 2015 in Tahkeelek,Myanmar.Most of Burmese use powder puff from kanaka plant on faceSmall photo of Kanaka marine sunSmall photo of Kanaka Creek Regional Park, CanadaSmall photo of Kanaka Creek in the temperate rain forest of Kanaka Creek Regional Park near the town of Maple Ridge in British Columbia, CanadaSmall photo of Rocks and boulders in the Salmon habitat of the fast flowing Kanaka Creek in Kanaka Creek Regional Park near the town of Maple Ridge in British Columbia, CanadaSmall photo of river bending point in Kanaka Creek Regional Park, Maple Ridge, BC, Canada More...

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Scrabble value of K5A1N1A1K5A1

The value of this 6-letter word is 14 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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