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Etymology 1 n. (context poetry English) A kind of classical Japanese poem. Etymology 2

n. A Maori canoe.


WAKA is the CBS- affiliated television station for Central Alabama's River Region that is licensed to Selma. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 42 (or virtual channel 8.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter in Gordonville. Owned by Bahakel Communications, WAKA is sister to CW affiliate WBMM and ABC affiliate WNCF. However, the latter is actually owned by SagamoreHill Broadcasting but operated by Bahakel through a shared services agreement. All three television outlets share studios on Harrison Road in North Montgomery. Syndicated programming on WAKA includes Wheel of Fortune, Dr. Phil, The Doctors, and Jeopardy! among others.

Waka (canoe)

Waka (; ) are Māori watercraft, usually canoes ranging in size from small, unornamented canoes (waka tīwai) used for fishing and river travel, to large decorated war canoes (waka taua) up to long.

The earliest archaeological find of a canoe in New Zealand was reported in 2014. It was found near the Anaweka estuary in a remote part of Tasman and carbon dated to about 1400. The canoe was constructed in New Zealand, but was a sophisticated canoe, compatible with the style of other Polynesian voyaging canoes at that time.

Since the 1970s about eight large double-hulled canoes of about 20 metres have been constructed for oceanic voyaging to other parts of the Pacific but they are made of a blend of modern and traditional materials incorporating features from both ancient Melanesia as well as Polynesia.

Waka (poetry)

is a type of poetry in classical Japanese literature. Waka are composed in Japanese, and are contrasted with poetry composed by Japanese poets in Classical Chinese, which are known as kanshi. Although waka in modern Japanese is written as 和歌, in the past it was also written as 倭歌 (see Wa (Japan)), and a variant name is .

Waka (mythology)

Waka, in Hawaiian mythology, is a lizard goddess worshipped by female chiefs. In the Ha'inakolo narrative, she was sent in the form of an eel to bar Lono-kai from the land of Kū'ai-he-lani. When Lono-kai caught the eel and cut it open, a beautiful woman emerged who attempted to seduce him. In the Lā'ie-i-ka-wei narrative, Waka acts as the guardian of a beautiful girl until she can find her a suitable husband.

The Waka Mons, a mountain on Venus, is named for her.

Usage examples of "waka".

It was this ramshackle character of the big city that had given him hope that he could manage to evade capture in it long enough to see Waka again and pass the test for work on the Pritcher Mass.

But in twenty-four hours he ought to be able to see Waka, pass the test, and get officially accepted for work on the Mass.

But before he had time to examine the feeling of relief, Waka came back.

He took two steps to where Waka sat, reached down and ripped open the blue sleeping robe.

Maori waka, or canoe, in return for giving sailing lessons to the local clan.

Unfortu­nately for the TDF, it had only eighty Wakas and, as satellite photos showed, they had joined the general flight northward.

Within seconds the Wakas turned and fled, with the Russians in hot pursuit.