noun Ka·nak \kə-ˈnäk, -ˈnak\

Definition of Kanak

  1. :  a native Melanesian inhabitant of New Caledonia

Origin and Etymology of kanak

French canaque, probably from English Kanaka South Sea islander, from Hawaiian, person

First Known Use: 1910

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