wahine


wa·hi·ne

noun \wä-ˈhē-nē, -(ˌ)nā\

Definition of WAHINE

1
:  a Polynesian woman
2
:  a female surfer

Origin of WAHINE

Maori & Hawaiian, woman
First Known Use: 1773

Other Anthropology Terms

ectomorph, ethnography, prehistory, yurt

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