Blackbird Black"bird, n. 1. Among slavers and pirates, a negro or Polynesian. [Cant, pejorative] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. A native of any of the islands near Queensland; -- called also {Kanaka}. [Australia, pejorative] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • kanaka — ⊕ kanaka, ⊕ kanake, ⊕ kanako → canaco …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

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  • Kanaka — /kəˈnækə / (say kuh nakuh) noun 1. History a Pacific islander, especially one brought forcibly to Australia during the 19th century as a labourer. See blackbirding. 2. (derogatory) (racist) a Pacific islander. 3. an indigenous Hawaiian.… …   Australian English dictionary

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  • kanaka — /keuh nak euh, nah keuh, kan euh keuh/, n. (sometimes cap.) 1. a native Hawaiian. 2. a South Sea islander. [ < Hawaiian: person] * * * ▪ people       (Hawaiian: “Person,” or “Man”), in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, any of the South… …   Universalium

  • Kanaka — Kanake ist: ein Angehöriger der indigenen Bevölkerung von Neukaledonien, siehe Kanak (Volk) die Mutter des Epopeus von Sikyon aus der griechischen Mythologie, siehe Kanake (Mythologie) ein Schimpfwort für einen Ausländer, siehe Kanake… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • kanaka — Kan·a·ka || kænÉ™kÉ™, kÉ™ nækÉ™ n. native or resident of the Sandwich Islands; native Hawaiiann. (in Hawaiian) man …   English contemporary dictionary

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