Kanake

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Etymology[edit]

From Polynesian kanaka "human being". Brought by seafarers, initially as an honour title since the Kanaks were considered to be loyal people.

Noun[edit]

Kanake m (genitive Kanaken, plural Kanaken)

  1. (derogatory) term for people of Mediterranean looks, usually applied to the Turkish
  2. Kanak or Canaque, a member of the indigenous Melanesian inhabitants of New Caledonia in the southwest Pacific.

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