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hapa

[ hah-puh ]
/ ˈhɑ pə /
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noun
(especially in Hawaii and California) a person of mixed-race heritage who identifies racially and culturally as both white and of Asian descent.
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Origin of hapa

First recorded in 1985–90; from Hawaiian Pidgin: “half”
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