kanaka by Cook Islands Maori Database | Apr 12, 2013 | Dictionary: Buse, Taringa, Moekaa | 0 comments n. Derogatory name for a Polynesian, mostly used attributively. Ko te tu rai ia o te Maori kanaka, a typical Maori behaviour. [Haw. kanaka man, via Eng.] Related to kanaka Submit a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.