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Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
Kanaka is an Indian given name and surname. The Sanskrit word has the primary meaning "gold". Notable persons with the name include: Kanaka (actress) (born 1973), South Indian film actress Kanaka Dasa (1509 – 1609), Kannada-language poet, philosopher, musician ...

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. 1 A person of Hawaiian descent. 2 (context historical English) A South Pacific Islander, especially a labourer in Australia or Canada.

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Kanacka \Ka*nack"a\, Kanaka \Ka*na"ka\, n. [Native name, prop., a man.] A native of the Sandwich Islands.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
U.S. nautical and Australian name for "native of South Sea islands," 1840, from Hawaiian kanaka "man" (Samoan tangata ).

Usage examples of kanaka.

And the fat-faced tourists whispering to each other about the crazy haole wondering who he was must be from old Island family who appeared to be more savagely Hawaiian than the Kanaka natives.

At Pacific Street bulkhead there was a trading schooner, the Pelorus, unloading copra, and Tamea spoke to the Kanaka mate in his own language.

Still I saw that the Kanaka continued his exertions in my favour--that he was boldly debating the matter with the savages, and was striving to entice them by displaying his cloth and powder, and snapping the lock of his musket.

Young Kanakas in New England--A Temple Built by Ghosts--Female Bathers--I Stood Guard--Women and Whiskey--A Fight for Religion--Arrival of Missionaries CHAPTER LXXIII.

The buck Kanakas bake it under ground, then mash it up well with a heavy lava pestle, mix water with it until it becomes a paste, set it aside and let if ferment, and then it is poi--and an unseductive mixture it is, almost tasteless before it ferments and too sour for a luxury afterward.

Next we have his Excellency the Minister of War, who holds sway over the royal armies--they consist of two hundred and thirty uniformed Kanakas, mostly Brigadier Generals, and if the country ever gets into trouble with a foreign power we shall probably hear from them.

Romans exhibited the higher pluck, but the Kanakas showed the sounder judgment.

But these Kanakas will lie, and this statement is one of their ablest efforts--for Kaahumanu was six feet high--she was bulky--she was built like an ox--and she could no more have squeezed herself under that rock than she could have passed between the cylinders of a sugar mill.

When the nature of the water is considered, it is not so remarkable after all that the Kanakas are one of the most expert of swimming races.

In lieu of which, nineteen Kanakas slung him on a frame of timbers and toted him to the ship, where, battened down under hatches, even now he is cleaving the South Pacific Hornward and toward Europe--the ultimate abiding-place for all good heathen idols, save for the few in America and one in particular who grins beside me as I write, and who, barring shipwreck, will grin somewhere in my neighbourhood until I die.

It was then that they were discovered by the two Kanakas who achieved the rescue.

Kanaka has done what Tristram never did, and that he knows a joy of the sea that Tristram never knew.

It not only chills one's enthusiasm, it positively shakes one's convictions when one hears that the things one has been brought up to believe as true are being very favourably spoken of by Buriats and Samoyeds and Kanakas.

I will give one instance: I chanced to speak with consideration of these gifts of Stanislao's with a certain clever man, a great hater and contemner of Kanakas.

We were more than a week making the trip, because our Kanaka horses would not go by a house or a hut without stopping--whip and spur could not alter their minds about it, and so we finally found that it economized time to let them have their way.