from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Hawaii A Hawaiian of Polynesian descent; a Native Hawaiian.
- n. Australian & New Zealand A South Sea Islander, especially one brought to Australia as a laborer in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Often used disparagingly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Hawaiian or Sandwich Islander. Also Kanacha, Kanaker, Kanak.
- n. One of the brown laborers brought from the Pacific islands, on a three years' agreement, and largely employed in northern Queensland, especially on the sugar-plantations.
Hawaiian, human being, Kanaka.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)