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1 definition by Hawai'ian

hapa is a term originating in the Hawaiian islands, where it is used to refer to people with two or more ethnicities. It does not always mean "part asian"...it can be any two or more ethnicities. In the old days, hapa reffered to only being part white and part polynesian (Hawaiian). hapa means "part", so it can apply to 1/4 Hawaiian or French or whatever ethnic background as well.
i am hapa Hawai'i (part Hawaiian), hapa Palani (part French), hapa Okinawa (part Okinawan) and hapa 'Inikiki 'Amelika (part Native American)
by Hawai'ian August 17, 2009