hapa

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See also: håpa and hāpa

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Hawaiian hapa, from English half.

Noun[edit]

hapa (plural hapas)

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

See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

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Noun[edit]

hapa (plural hapas)

  1. A mesh cage-like structure placed in the water to hold fish.

Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English half.

Noun[edit]

hapa

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

Descendants[edit]

  • English: hapa

Maori[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English supper.

Noun[edit]

hapa

  1. tea (meal)

Sotho[edit]

Verb[edit]

hapa

  1. to win

Swahili[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

hapa

  1. Pa class inflected form of hii.

Adverb[edit]

hapa

  1. here