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What does hapa mean?

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  1. (Hawaii, California) A person of mixed ethnic heritage, especially half Asian/Pacific Islander and half white.
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That's me, yes, I'm a hapa too, a baby born of war to a Vietnamese mother and a American serviceman.
Allowing for the variation in the spelling of native names, we can here recognise the hapa of the Spaniards.
He wandered over to the barbecue grill where I was talking to another guest, a photographer and fellow Hapa.
Hapa is supplanting terms like Amerasian, biracial, and blasian.
I soon learned, however, that hapa, from hapa haole or half-white in Hawaiian, was my mixed race category between categories of race in America.
Being a hapa means feeling forever uneasy, no matter where you are or who you're with, white or Asian.

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