kanakanā by Cook Islands Maori Database | Jun 8, 2014 | Pukapuka | 0 comments v.i. used to describe a person with filthy habits, who pollutes places or things. Te pōvī ia i te kanakanā. That old man is disgusting (because the area around his house is very filthy). Related to kanakanā Submit a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.