- n. Hawaii Someone who is half Asian, usually half Caucasian
- From Hawaiian (Wiktionary)
“His “Pacific Surf Dog” could even be called hapa-esque, with its soy-sugar glaze, miso mustard and jicama and cabbage slaw.”
“I first heard "hapa" in a conversation with one of my friends at Stanford who's from Hawaii.”
“I love "hapa" since one of my intentions with this novel was to show that we can redefine ourselves just as we can redefine labels.”
“All of this is to say that the promotion of the term "hapa" wasn't necessarily a group effort to create a "third" or other identity separate from the monoracial identities from which hapas derive.”
“That is what the organization of Hapa Issues Forum was about: not a new, monolithic "hapa" identity, but rather creating a space for discussion around issues of multiraciality.”
“The need for "hapa", as opposed to general, non-API-specific multiraciality, arose from the fact that mixed race Asians/Pacific Islanders in the US (mainland, of course) were only a small proportion of the overall multiracial population.”
“The "hapa movement" is not called such by most of those involved, because of our awareness that there was no common mission among all hapas, and that the word "hapa" needs to be protected as something that anyone can use without declaring a political stance.”
“And many Icelanders, Lapplanders and the like would be pegged as ... "hapa".”
“Also, I'd never come across the term "hapa" before.”
“So 'hapa' means 'here,' and 'hapahapa' means 'right here.”
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