KANAKA , a Polynesian word meaning "man," used by Polynesians to describe themselves . Its ethnical value, never
See also:great, has been entirely destroyed by. its indiscriminate use by the French to describe all South
See also:Sea islanders, whether black or
See also:brown . The corrupt French
See also:form canaque has been used by some
See also:English writers . The
See also:term came into prominence in 1884–1885 in connexion with the scandals arising over the kidnap-ping of South Sea islanders for enforced labour on the
See also:sugar plantations of
See also:Queensland .
KANARA, or CANARA
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