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Kanaka may refer to:

  • Kanaka, a word, meaning 'people' or 'person', used by various Polynesian people to refer to themselves; shortened to Kanak in some Melanesian countries such as New Caledonia
  • Kanaka Maoli, native subject of the Kingdom of Hawaii
  • Kanaka (Pacific Island worker), workers from Pacific Islands employed in British colonies and in North American fur trade and goldfields
    • Kanaka Bar, British Columbia, an unincorporated area in the Fraser Canyon of British Columbia. The Canadian National Railway railway-point at this location is also named Kanaka
    • Kanaka Bar First Nation, the Nlaka'pamux First Nations government at Kanaka Bar, British Columbia
    • Kanaka Creek, British Columbia, a historical settlement and modern neighbourhood in the District of Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada
    • Kanaka Creek Regional Park, a regional park run by the Greater Vancouver Regional District, in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada
  • Kanaka (actress), Indian Film actress
  • Kanaka Dasa, Kannada poet
  • Kanaka Durga Temple, a famous Hindu Temple of Goddess Kanaka Durga located in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh. The temple is located on the Indrakeeladri hill, on the banks of Krishna River
  • Kanaka Simhasanam, a 2006 Malayalam film directed by Rajasenan. The film stars Jayaram, Karthika, and Lakshmi Gopalaswamy in the lead

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