Kanak
noun Etymology: French canaque, probably from English Kanaka South Sea islander, from Hawaiian, person Date: 1910 a native Melanesian inhabitant of New Caledonia

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  • kanak — kanak …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • kanak — kanak, e ou canaque [ kanak ] n. et adj. • 1899 kanake, 1867 ling.; du polynésien kanaka « homme » ♦ Autochtone de Nouvelle Calédonie. Les Kanaks et les Caldoches. Adj. Front de libération nationale kanake socialiste (F. L. N. K. S.). Identité… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Kanak — /kə näkˈ or nakˈ/ noun 1. A Melanesian 2. A member of the Melanesian population of New Caledonia seeking its independence from France ORIGIN: Hawaiian kanaka a man …   Useful english dictionary

  • Kanak —  Pour l’article homophone, voir Orang Kanaq. Kanak Femmes kanakes vêtues de robes mission en pleine discussion …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Kanak — [ totem monument placed atop Kanak traditional dwellings).] Kanak (formerly also Canaque ) are the indigenous Melanesian inhabitants of New Caledonia in the southwest Pacific. Kanaks comprise 45% of the total population of New Caledonia. The word …   Wikipedia

  • Kanak — 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

  • Kanak — /kəˈnæk/ (say kuh nak), /kəˈnak/ (say kuh nahk) noun 1. a member of the indigenous Melanesian population of New Caledonia. –adjective 2. of or relating to this population: he was a Kanak separatist …   Australian English dictionary

  • Kanak — noun Indigenous Melanesian inhabitant of New Caledonia …   Wiktionary

  • Kanak — indischer Name, Bedeutung: Gold …   Deutsch namen

  • kanak — s ( en, er) urinnevånare på bl.a. Hawaii …   Clue 9 Svensk Ordbok

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