hapa

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Hawaiian hapa, from English half.

Noun[edit]

hapa (plural hapas)

  1. (Hawaii, California) A person of mixed ethnic heritage, especially half Asian/Pacific Islander and half white.

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Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English half, from Middle English half, from Old English healf (half), from Proto-Germanic *halbaz

Noun[edit]

hapa

  1. half of something
  2. someone who has Hawaiian ancestry mixed with another ethnicity

Maori[edit]

Etymology[edit]

English

Noun[edit]

hapa

  1. tea (meal)

Swahili[edit]

Adjective[edit]

hapa

  1. Pa class inflected form of hii.