[ hah-puh ]
/ ˈhɑ pə /
(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
1985–90; <Hawaiian Pidgin : half
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Example sentences from the Web for hapa
Allowing for the variation in the spelling of native names, we can here recognise the Hapa of the Spaniards.The Solomon Islands and Their Natives|H. B. (Henry Brougham) Guppy
"Hapa," he whispered, as he carefully climbed down and indicated with his hand that they were near.In Africa|John T. McCutcheon