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"Nakama" (仲間?) is a Japanese word that directly translates to friend, comrades, and under some context, such as in the manga 'One Piece', crewmates.

Most fans of the series believes the word means "people who are considered closer than family", though that is not a part of the official dictionary definition of the word
by UnknownMugiwara March 18, 2013
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The Japanese term for friend(s), buddy(ies), crew, ally(/ies) comrade(s), or gang. In the Japanese version of the anime One Piece, this term has a deeper meaning, describing friends who are more like family, especially in the context of Luffy's crew. Because of this, many popular fansubs of it do not translate this term.
"I WILL NEVER BETRAY MY NAKAMA!!" - Luffy in a fit of rage
by Super_Mew January 13, 2006
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Nakama is the Japanese word for a very good friend. Calling someone your nakama is like telling someone you love them in a non-romantic way.

This is often used in anime, such as One Piece or Bleach, to show deep attachment between characters and thus mostly left untranslated in fansubs.
-You'd really do this for me?
-Of course, we're nakama after all.
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Nakama means best friend, or something to that extent.
"Nami is my nakama!" quoth Luffy.
by Alexi July 15, 2004
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