Definition of Kanakas

1. Noun. (plural of kanaka) ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Kanakas

1. kanaka [n] - See also: kanaka

Lexicographical Neighbors of Kanakas

kampong
kampongs
kamptulicon
kamptulicons
kampung
kampungs
kampylite
kamseen
kamseens
kamsin
kamsins
kamtschadales
kana
kanaf
kanaka
kanakas (current term)
kanamycin
kanamycin - alpha-hydroxy-gamma-aminobutyl acylase
kanamycin kinase
kanamycin nucleotidyltransferase
kanamycin resistance
kanamycin sulfate
kanamycins
kanas
kanat
kanats
kanban
kanbans
kanchil
kanchils

Literary usage of Kanakas

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1877)
"MAORIS AND kanakas. IN the quarter of the globe commonly known as Polynesia the various influences, natural and artificial, which are everywhere at work, ..."

2. The Argonauts of California: Being the Reminiscences of Scenes and Incidents by Charles Warren Haskins (1890)
"EARLY in the Spring of '50, a number of kanakas from the Sandwich Islands came up into the mines; hut being of an amphibious nature, they concluded to ..."

3. The Fortnightly Review (1877)
"MAORIS AND kanakas. IN the quarter of the globe commonly known as Polynesia the various influences, natural and artificial, which are everywhere at work, ..."

4. History of Australia: From 1787 to 1882 by James Allen (1882)
"At length it began to be suspected that some of these " kanakas" had not been brought to Queensland with their own free will, but that this " Kanaka" labour ..."

5. Through and Through the Tropics: Thirty Thousand Miles of Travel in Oceanica by Frank Vincent (1876)
"AT HOME WITH THE kanakas. HAWAIIANS are accustomed to pass half of life on or ... You will not always find the kanakas, therefore, by- looking for them in ..."

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